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Description of required and elective TESOL courses

(See Graduate Catalogue for descriptions of other courses.)

LING 400 Linguistic Analysis
Intensive analyses (syntactic, morphological, phonological) of selected data from English and other languages. Particular emphasis on developing analytical skills.

LING 496 TESOL Methods

Principles, methods, and materials for teaching English to non-English speaking students at all levels. Acquisition and practice of basic language teaching skills. Intercultural communication in the ESOL classroom.

LING 497 Second Language Acquisition

Major theories of language acquisition and their potential application to language teaching. The theoretical bases of second language learning.

LING 512 Modern Syntax

Concepts and formalisms in grammar. Problem solving in English syntax. Contemporary developments in syntactic theory.

LING 513 Modern Phonology

Characteristics and organization of sound systems of languages. Special attention to sound system of English and how it fits into universal patterns. Generative and post-generative phonologies.

LING 515 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

An examination of the interlocking nature of language and society, with particular emphasis on sociolinguistics theory and fieldwork.

LING 530 Topics in Linguistics

Topics are directly related to linguistics and/or TESOL, including bilingualism.

LING 533 Second Language Composition

The psycholinguistics of writing in a second language. Principles, methods, and materials for teaching writing to students of English as a second or foreign language. The second language writing curriculum.

LING 535 Second Language Testing

Linguistic and academic assessment of non-native speakers of English. Determination of language dominance and proficiency of bilinguals. Preparation of language tests.

LING 596 TESOL Practicum
Student will teach ESOL under supervision.

LING 598 Research in TESOL
Research topics and methods in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

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