Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

TESL 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  
TESL 333  Modern Grammar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: LING 301

A course emphasizing the nature, structure and modifications of the English language with emphasis upon traditional, structural, and generative-transformational grammars.

Offered: Resident and Online

TESL 373  Applied Grammar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: LING 301

A course examining form, structure, meaning and use in English grammar, with particular application to English language instruction.

Offered: Resident and Online

TESL 403  Second Language Acquisition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: LING 301 and (ASLI 101 or ARAB 101 or CHIN 101 or FREN 101 or GRMN 101 or RUSS 101 or SPAN 101) and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

Online Prerequisite: LING 301 and (ASLI 101 or ARAB 101 or CHIN 101 or FREN 101 or GRMN 101 or RUSS 101 or SPAN 101)

A study of strategies for second-language acquisition and assessment. An historical approach to perspectives on second language-acquisition and proficiency. (Crosslisted with SPAN 403)

Offered: Resident and Online

TESL 405  Issues and Practices in TES/FL  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: TESL 403

This is a course in classroom practices in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, focusing on: assessment; error analysis; interlanguage; and teaching in the four language areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing for a broad variety of TES/FL contexts, as well as on global context issues which inform these practices.

Offered: Resident and Online

TESL 419  Methodology and Curriculum in Teaching Modern Languages  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (MLAN 403 or TESL 403 or SPAN 403) and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Check Clearance with a score of 5

The application and assessment of basic methodologies, curriculum, and activities for teaching second languages. Practicum: At least 20 hours of reflective classroom observation of pre K-12 and the teaching of two to three consecutive lessons. This is a capstone course.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to Teacher Licensure Program, junior/senior status

Offered: Resident

TESL 420  Methods Teaching Practicum  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: TESL 419 (may be taken concurrently) and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Check Clearance with a score of 5

Students will complete reflective classroom observations in the setting of either pre K-12 or adult level education and the teaching of two to three consecutive lessons.

Offered: Resident

TESL 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Students who qualify will pursue studies of a particular interest as approved and supervised by the instructor. Must apply semester prior to completing internship.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status

Offered: Resident

TESL 497  Special Topics in TES/FL  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

TESL 497 - Special Topics in TES/FL (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

TESL 499  TES/FL Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Professorial-supervised experience in first-hand internship opportunities in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to completing internship.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status

Offered: Resident and Online

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