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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


199R. Service Leadership Internship in TESOL (1-3) (F, W, S) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary; program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.

240. Introduction to TESOL (3) (F, W, S) Fundamental background in teaching English to speakers of other languages, including basic assumptions about language, teaching skills, ESL learner challenges, and on-going professional development. (Also recommended for Education students who desire to teach in the U.S. public schools) (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

302. Technology Assisted Language Learning (2) (F, S) Principles, procedures, and materials for enhancing language learning and teaching with current technology. (Prerequisite: TESOL 240)

310. TESOL Methods and Materials (3) (F, W, S) Survey of language-teaching trends, approaches, and methods, with emphasis on the communicative approach. Provides an overview of teaching techniques, activities, and materials.(Prerequisites: TESOL 240 and LING 210)

324. Teaching Listening (2) (F) Principles, procedures and materials for teaching English listening skills to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisites: TESOL 310)

327. Teaching Speaking (2) (W) Principles, procedures, and materials for teaching English speaking skills to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

328. Teaching Reading (2) (W) Principles, procedures and materials for teaching English reading skills to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

329. Teaching Writing (2) (F) Principles, procedures and materials for teaching English writing skills to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

330. Teaching English to Young Learners (2) (S) Issues and practices of teaching ESL/FL to very young learners, including developmental psychology, age-appropriate languages tasks and assessment procedures and classroom management. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

375. Observation in TESOL (2) (F, W) Development of teaching skills through focused instruction and analysis of observed classroom teaching. (Prerequisites: TESOL 240, LING 210)

390R. Special Topics in TESOL (1-3) (W) (Prerequisite: Department consent)

399R. Internship in TESOL (1-3) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in TESOL. Prior approval must be obtained from the Alumni and Career Services Office.

400. Second Language Testing and Research Methods (3) (F) Theory and techniques of measurement and evaluation in second language learning. Includes the selection, evaluation, interpretation, and preparation of language tests as well as the development of the ability to carry out fundamental statistical processes. Also introduces the basic principles of research design and methodology in TESOL and linguistics. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

425. Teaching Vocabulary (2) (F) Principles, procedures, and materials for teaching English vocabulary to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

426. Teaching Grammar (2) (S) Principles, procedures, and materials for teaching English grammar to speakers of other languages. (Prerequisite: TESOL 310)

480. Practicum Preparation (1) (F, W, S) Preparation for TESOL 481, a limited, supervised teaching experience in an English as a Second Language/Foreign Language class in an off-campus location or in the on-campus EIL program with instructor permission. (Pre or corequisites: TESOL 310, TESOL 375)

481. Practicum (2) (F, W, S) Limited, supervised teaching in an English as a Second Language/Foreign Language class in an off-campus location or in the on-campus EIL program with instructor permission. (Prerequisite: TESOL 480)

490. TESOL Senior Seminar (1) (F, W, S) Preparation of an electronic teaching portfolio, or (with instructor permission), a senior research project. (Pre or corequisite: TESOL 480)

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Variable) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship. (Prerequisite: Department consent)