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TESL 2103   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methods
This course introduces both the theory and methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with practical emphasis on methods and techniques used in second language teaching-learning; curriculum planning and development; and assessment. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 1004 with at least a grade of B or ENGL 1013, and ENGL 1023. (Fall)
 
TESL 2203   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Theory
This course explores the theory of first and second language development, especially as pertains to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It emphasizes psychological, social, linguistic, and educational factors in acquiring first and second languages. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 2103. (Fall)
 
TESL 3103   Introduction to Linguistics
This course explores the linguistic science of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. It emphasizes linguistic problem solving techniques and analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: TESL 2203.. (Spring)
 
TESL 3203   Grammar for TESOL
This course studies grammar and syntax with practical applications in TESOL. It is designed specifically for teachers of English to speakers of other languages in secondary, tertiary, and adult setting but is not limited to these individuals. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 3103 (Spring)
 
TESL 3303   Language and Culture
An examination of the impact of language on society and culture, including the relationships of language and thought, language variation, language in society, language contact, language learning in cross-cultural settings, and Christian vs. non-Christian cultures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 2203 (Spring, Even years)
 
TESL 4203   Practicum in TESOL
A capstone course, taken after all other minor area courses have been completed with at least a B average, or taken concurrently with Grammar for TESOL under special circumstances. The course explores the practical application of TESOL theory and methodology through classroom presentations and practices, supervised teaching in a TESOL setting, and/or in cross-cultural/cross-linguistic settings. Lesson plans, teaching diaries, and evaluation of student teaching is required as part of this practicum course. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 3203. (Fall)
 
Total Hours: 18
Notes: Students take TESL 3303 Language and Culture (for all TESL Minor students interested in teaching in secondary or adult settings), or if coming from EDUC departments and want to teach in elementary settings, READ 4363 ELL and Bilingual Literacy Methods may be approved, or if coming from other departments and want to be involved in TESOL, CCLT 2103 Cross-Cultural Communications or CCLT 3103 Cultural Anthropology may be approved.