TSL501 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition and the Field of TESOL (3 credit hours)
This course discusses the role of the English language in the contemporary world and how language and culture shape human interactions. It provides an introductory understanding of the field of second language acquisition, from the perspective of both learning and teaching a new language. It also explores the teaching of English in ministry in U.S. and international contexts.
Field Experience: 5 hours
TSL503 Methods and Assessment in TESOL (3 credit hours)
This course develops understanding and skill in classroom instruction of English learners, including lesson planning, teaching, and assessment. Topics covered include teaching methods and techniques for all aspects of English language development, educational technology, curricular planning, and formative assessment.
Field Experience: 20 hours
TSL505 Pedagogical Grammar and Applied Linguistics in TESOL (3 credit hours)
Introduces applied linguistics and its practical implications in language teaching. Provides study of English grammar, and how English structures are taught and explained to English learners.
Field Experience: 10 hours
TSL510 Teaching ELL in P12 Classroom (3 credit hours)
Intended for future US public school ESOL professionals, this course addresses English language learners (ELLs) in P-12 classrooms. Investigates TESOL-related legislation and its effect on schools, students, and teachers, as well as types of ESOL programs used in US schools and their effectiveness. Studies effective advocacy, strategies for collaboration with families and non-ESOL colleagues and paraprofessionals, and helpful resources and services.
TSL582 Practicum and Seminar in TESOL (3 credit hours)
This course consists of a supervised ESOL teaching experience totaling 80 hours, plus accompanying seminar sessions focused on reflection, specialization in a TESOL topic of choice, and development of teaching skill.
Field Experience: 80 hours