Prerequisite: Concepts in First and Second Language Acquisition 

This course is designed to provide students with a variety of assessment practices for assessing English language learner’s abilities. Students are to examine ways in which assessment results can be used in the development of appropriate curriculum.

This course examines the processes of first and second language acquisition, their similarities and differences, language disorders, language perception and production, and the implications of language acquisition research for linguistic theory and language teaching.

This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers with a foundation of literacy development, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques that will support the acquisition and development of literacy in diverse classrooms.

Prerequisite- TSL 300 and 310. This course is designed to provide students with a variety of assessment practices for assessing English language learner’s abilities, examine ways in which assessment results can be used in the development of appropriate curriculum and provide pre-service teachers with a foundation of literacy development and instructional strategies. 

This course is an overview of how perceived differences shape and influence human interaction. It examines the impact of diversity on language, nonverbal communication, mediated messages, relationships, and conflict.

All TESOL Courses.  Students will teach in an ESL classroom under the direct supervision of an experienced TESOL teacher, and be given progressively more teaching responsibilities. They will implement lesson plans which they have developed, effectively use audio-visual materials and other teaching resources, use a variety of teaching methods, and evaluate their students by testing. Students will also take the certification test and must pass this test to receive their certificate in TESOL. 

This course examines the descriptive and prescriptive grammar of English, which will be analyzed according to traditional, structural, and transformational methods. Students will also learn how to teach and explain grammar to English Language Learners in an effective way.