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WWL 511: Readings in Second Language Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development (4 credits)

This course explores the major theories and principles of second language teaching and learning; previews research in second language acquisition; and provides a preview of the dominant teaching approaches and their applications, based on the theories discussed. It also provides students with practical knowledge of the TESL/TEFL/TESOL profession: essential acronyms, organizations, resources, how to write a professional development plan, and the concept of the professional portfolio.

 

WWL 512: English Linguistics (4 credits)

This course examines the English language and its structure from linguistic perspectives. It assists prospective and practicing ESL/EFL teachers in enhancing their understanding of English pedagogy through understanding terminology and principles of linguistic theory and in expanding their skills in linguistic analysis of English. Course topics include pragmatics; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 10 semantics; syntax; morphology; phonology; language variations; written language; first language acquisition; second language acquisition; and neurology of language.

WWL 513: English Pedagogical Grammar (4 credits)

This course addresses the study of the English language and its structure from linguistic and pedagogical perspectives. It assists prospective and practicing ESL/EFL teachers in enhancing their understanding of English grammar, in understanding terminology and principles of linguistic theory, in expanding their skills in linguistic analysis, and in developing a sound pedagogical approach to teaching English grammar.

WWL 514: Cultural Perspectives in Second Language Education (4 credits)

Language is a key component of culture and is a primary means for transmitting much of culture. Children learning their native language are learning their own culture, and similarly, second language learners also are learning a second culture. This course discusses the meaning of culture and the effect of various cultural values on language learning, as well as the subject of culture as an objective of teaching.

WWL 515: Second Language Acquisition Research (4 credits)

This is an introductory course in second language acquisition. Topics covered in the course include the scope of SLA research, the history and development of SLA research, interlanguage development, the linguistic environment for SLA, learner variables, instructed second language acquisition, and applications of SLA to pedagogy.

WWL 516: Methods, Techniques, and Materials for ESL/EFL Teachers (4 credits)

This is the first in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers (see also Course Development and Testing for ESL/EFL Teachers ). The course will assist teachers and researchers in identifying and selecting appropriate teaching techniques based on proven methodology; in selecting materials, including technology-based materials and media; and in developing skills for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

WWL 517: Course Development and Testing for ESL/EFL Teachers (4 credits)

This is the second course in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers (Methods, Techniques, and Materials for ESL/EFL Teachers is a pre- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 9 requisite). This course explores how to plan and design ESL/EFL courses for various audiences and purposes through a series of case studies. Also included is instruction on how to select and design tests; how to write lesson plans; classroom management tips; and how to write a course syllabus. Students will develop an ESL/EFL course as the primary course project.

WWL 520: TESOL Program Planning and Evaluation (4 credits)

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to classroom-based evaluation, and to provide you with practical tools for assessing your own students’ language abilities. This area is critically important for all those involved in language teaching, curriculum development, program management, and, in fact, any area of educational leadership.

WWL 523: Second Language Classroom Research (4 credits)


This course is intended as an accessible introduction to the field of second language classroom research. It covers both methodological and substantive issues. At the end of the course, you should have a good idea of the questions and issues that have been investigated in language classroom, and how they have been investigated. You should also have developed practical skills for investigating your own classrooms.

EPS 530: Developing Communication Skills for the 21st Century (4 credits)

This course will introduce and explore the nature of human communication processes in relation to social development to understand apparent changes in social communication occurring in today s rapidly changing world environment. The aim of the course will be to help participants develop skills for understanding, participating, and facilitating social dialogue, that is, the art of thinking and communicating together with one or more others in dynamic, relationship units in different social, cultural and educational contexts. Advance readings and participatory projects will be required.