English As A Second Language
ESL 350 — Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL. 3 hours.
A study of the major theories and principles of language learning and teaching. Attention is given to the comparison and contrast of first and second language acquisition, the processes of second language acquisition, and the pragmatic functions of language. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or 210.
ESL 360 — Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL. 3 hours.
A study of ESL teaching methods and techniques. Attention is given to the criteria for evaluating and selecting ESL-learning materials appropriate to learners' needs and to ESL curriculum design. Includes a field experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or 210.
ESL 370 — Assessment of the Bilingual Student. 3 hours.
A study of the foundations of and research in language testing. Topics include the theoretical and practical aspects of bilingual testing as well as the planning, writing, and administration of tests. Includes a field experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or 210.
ESL 380 — Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English Proficient Students. 3 hours.
A study of cultural differences and how they affect communication, both in the ESL classroom and in the speech community. Attention is given to the relationship between language and culture and to the methods of incorporating culture into the ESL classroom. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or 210.