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Teaching English as a Second Language

Course Code
TESL 451  Credits
Title English Structures 
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Description An overview of English as a linguistic system with comparison to other languages and a survey of the history of English. Includes phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language acquisition, and the application of these areas of knowledge to the ESL classroom. 



Course Code
TESL 454  Credits
Title Grammar for Teaching English as a Second Language 
Prerequisite TESL 451 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In-depth study of English grammar with specific focus on syntax, including its application to the ESL classroom. 



Course Code
TESL 455  Credits
Title Oral Discourse Structures 
Prerequisite TESL 451 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In-depth study of how English is structured in oral contexts as well as methods and strategies for teaching oral language. Covers a review of phonetics and phonology including place and manner of articulation of phonemes, stress, intonation, and how articulation alters when sounds are produced within larger units of discourse. Delves into the structure of oral discourse above the sentence, including such features as adjacency pairs, referencing and gapping, and how participants negotiate meaning. Introduces students to techniques used in oral discourse analysis. 



Course Code
TESL 456  Credits
Title Written Discourse Structures 
Prerequisite TESL 451 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In-depth study of the writing system of English as well as methods and strategies for teaching reading and writing. Covers the alphabet and its relation to the oral language, the teaching of early literacy, developmental literacy, and advanced writing skills. Delves into the structure of written discourse above the sentence, including such features as logical connectors, focusing structures, transitions, and rhetorical devices. 



Course Code
TESL 473  Credits
Title Teaching Math and Science to ELs 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
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Description The course will look at state guidelines and designated responsibilities of both ESL teachers and teachers of other subjects in the education of ELs and then present readings, discussions, and assignments that help math and science teachers fulfill their designated responsibilities. Students will learn general difficulties faced by ELs in a core subject classroom and the specific challenges presented in the math and science classrooms as well as ways to help these learners overcome these difficulties. 



Course Code
TESL 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Teaching English as a Second Language 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in TESL