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.
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.
LING 513 - Sociolinguistics
The 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 field work, 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.
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.
|LING 515||LING 515 - Classroom Observations||1.00|
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.
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.
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)
LING 612 - Research Methods in Applied Ling
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).
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
|LING 647||LING 647 - Thesis I for TESOL||3.00|
|LING 648||LING 648 - Thesis II for TESOL||3.00|
New courses to be added in Fall 2020.
|RELS 5XX (361)||History of Christianity I||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (362)||History of Christianity II||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (465)||Influential Thinkers in the Christian Tradition||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (466)||The Church Fathers||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (467)||The Theology of Karl Barth||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (475)||Christianity and Culture||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (476)||Christian Worldviews in Historical and Cultural Context||3||CT|
|RELS 5XX (477)||New Testament Canon: Development and Theology||3||NT, CT|
|RELS 5XX (381)||Contemporary Christianity||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||History of Christian Doctrine||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Early & Mediaveal Christian Thought||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Reformation Thought||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Modern Christian Thought||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Method in Theology||3||NT, CT|
|RELS 6XX||Theologies of Liberation||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Special Topics in Christian Thought||3||CT|
|RELS 6XX||Major Paper||5||OT, NT, CT, BRL, BB|
*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education