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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)

310. TESOL Principles and Methods (3) (F, W, S) Survey of language teaching principles, approaches, and methods, with resulting emphasis on principled eclecticism. (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) (S) 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) (W) 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)

380. Internship Preparation (1) (F, W, S) Preparation for TESOL 399R. Identifying an acceptable provider, training in lesson planning, review of internship expectations. (Pre or corequisites: TESOL 310, TESOL 375)

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

399R. Internship in TESOL (2) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in TESOL. Prior approval must be obtained from the Alumni and Career Services Office. (Prerequisite: TESOL 380)

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)

405. Techonology Assisted Language Instruction (2) (F, S) This course reviews contemporary principles, procedures, and materials for enhancing language learning and teaching with current information and communication technologies (ICT). (Prerequisites: EDU 305, 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)

490. TESOL Senior Seminar (1) (F, W, S) Preparation of an electronic teaching portfolio, or (with instructor permission), a senior research project (or acceptable alternative). (Prerequisite: Final enrollment period or Permission of Instructor)

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