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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 LING 511

TESOL Methodology

This course offers an overview of teaching strategies and methodology in TESOL. The focus is on teacher development, utilizing Christian values, and developing leadership skills in the field.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 512

Second Language Acquisition

Second language learning and acquisition is an intricate process that involves the dynamic interaction of individual and social variables. This survey course considers a wide range of theories, models, and research that have been proposed to account for this process. Participants are guided to evaluate and consider the implications of different perspectives for second language teaching in a variety of contexts.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 513

Sociolinguistics

This course examines language within its social context through dealing with topics such as dialect and language definition, the role of the mother tongue in defining self-identity, language attitudes, the maintenance, loss, shift or spread of language domains, multilingualism, and sociolinguistic survey. Also, a means of helping students develop realistic expectations and appropriate approaches for linguistic issues in cross-cultural fieldwork, attention is given to an overview of language study within a worldview context, to sociolinguistic factors affecting literacy programs, and to methods of second language acquisition. )

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 514

Materials Evaluation & Design

Students are exposed to a variety of ESL materials, and learn how to evaluate appropriateness and quality prior to implementation. Issues of audience need, philosophy, and application are discussed. Extension of published materials are examined.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 515

Classroom Observations

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 LING 517

Evaluation & Measurement in TESOL

Students examine and evaluate various theories of testing in ESL. Methods of testing grammar, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are introduced; criteria for ensuring reliability and validity are explained and then used by students.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 518

Curriculum & Program Design

This course is designed to enable students to design appropriate programs and course sets for ES/FL programs. In addition to examining general English programs, the course focuses on English for Specific Purposes and, in particular, needs analyses and custom course design.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 611

Applied Phonology for TESOL

This course examines a wide range of more advanced applications for phonological and phonetic frameworks. In addition to methods for teaching and integrating pronunciation in language teaching for several learner populations, from basic articulation training to discourse-level pronunciation instruction, students study relevant techniques from a number of academic disciplines which deal with relationships between speech, voice, body movement, and emotion. (summer)

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 612

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

This course develops student understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and familiarize them with research issues and statistics related to applied linguistics. In addition, students are guided through the methodology of action research and the process of topic choice for the major project (to be done in the internship). (summer)

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 613

Integrating the Four Skills

In this course students survey current methods and models for integrating the teaching of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to one specific learner population. (This population should be the type of learner that students have worked with or hope to work with.)

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 624

Leadership in TESOL

This course examines leadership from several perspectives in the field of TESOL, including program management, professional organizations, and teacher training.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 LING 640

Internship

A 100-hour teaching internship, including design of an action research project. With approval, students may elect to do the TESL Canada Level-3 Certificate option or the International Internship option, which is typically conducted outside of Canada.

Course Credits: 4
2021-2022 LING 641

e-Mentor

Students work with an eMentor, an accomplished professional in the field of ESL/EFL. Each eConsultation focuses on a different aspect of the student's internship, depending on the nature of the class setting of the internship. Likewise, eMentors are chosen based on the specialization of the student.

Course Credits: 2
2021-2022 LING 642

e-Portfolio

Students complete an initial ePortfolio based on their course work in the M.A. TESOL program and their accumulated professional experience thus far.

Course Credits: 1