ID Course Credits
LING 511 LING 511 - TESOL Methodology | 2021-2022

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 LING 512 - Second Language Acquisition | 2021-2022

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 LING 513 - Sociolinguistics | 2021-2022

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. )

LING 514 LING 514 - Materials Evaluation & Design | 2021-2022

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 | 2021-2022 1.00
LING 517 LING 517 - Evaluation & Measurement in TESOL | 2021-2022

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 LING 518 - Curriculum & Program Design | 2021-2022

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 LING 611 - Applied Phonology for TESOL | 2021-2022

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 LING 612 - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics | 2021-2022

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)

LING 613 LING 613 - Integrating the Four Skills | 2021-2022

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 LING 624 - Leadership in TESOL | 2021-2022

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

LING 640 LING 640 - Internship | 2021-2022

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 LING 641 - e-Mentor | 2021-2022

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 LING 642 - e-Portfolio | 2021-2022

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