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 not only to the comparison and contrast of first and second language acquisition, but also to the study of learners' interlanguage and the pragmatic functions of language. Includes eight hours of field experience. 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 not only to the criteria for evaluating and selecting ESL learning materials appropriate to learners' needs, but also to ESL curriculum design. Includes ten hours of 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 six hours of 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. Includes four hours of field experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or 210.
ESL 390 — Practicum. 1-2 hours.
For students working toward elementary or secondary certification or who already hold a valid teaching certificate. Students will complete either 30 or 60 hours of practicum at a time at approved sites. Those completing 30 hours (1 hour) may repeat to meet the required hours.