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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses & Current Schedule

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/tesl/teslcourses.html

Current Class Schedule
Projected Online Class Schedule
Course Descriptions

Current TESL Class Schedule 

**Courses are subject to change without notice

Abbreviations: M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, H = Thursday, F = Friday

Meeting times are provided as US Central time.

 

 

 

 

 Spring 2017

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info
4/584-1 Pedagogical Grammar & Academic English Karen Lybeck T & H, 10:00-11:45 am
4/584-2 Pedagogical Grammar & Academic English Karen Lybeck M, 3:30-5:00 pm
Online synchronous chat
4/587-1 Methods in Teaching ESL Sarah Henderson Lee M, 6.00 - 9.45 pm
4/587-2 Methods in Teaching ESL Paolo Infante H, 3:30-5:00 pm
Online synchronous chat
4/589-1 Policies & Programs in ESL Nancy Drescher T & H, 4.00-5:45 pm
627 Research Seminar in TESL Glen Poupore H, 6:00-8:45 pm
633 Second Language Acquisition Karen Lybeck W, 6:00-8:45 pm
686 Second Language Assessment Glen Poupore T, 6:00-8:45 pm

Summer 2017 

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info Session
4/585 Language and Culture in TESL Paolo Infante T, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Online synchronous chat
Session 1 (May 22-June 23)
629 Second Language Literacy Development Sarah Henderson Lee T, 3.30-5.00pm Online synchronous chat Session 2 (June 26-July 28)

Fall 2017

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info
4/582-1 Teaching English Pronunciation and Discourse Karen Lybeck T & H, 10.00 - 11.45 am
4/582-2 Teaching English Pronunciation and Discourse Karen Lybeck M, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Online synchronous chat
4/586-1 Theories of Teaching ESL Paolo Infante M, 6.00 - 9.45 pm
4/586-2 Theories of Teaching ESL Glen Poupore H, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Online synchronous chat
623 Theory and Practice of ESL Teaching (For TAs only) Sarah Henderson Lee

M, T, W, H, F   Aug. 7-11, 8.00am -12.00 pm

F Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 10.00-11.45 am

629 Second Language Literacy Development Sarah Henderson Lee T, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
634 Special Topics in TESL Paolo Infante H, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
689 Studies in English Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics Karen Lybeck W, 7.00 - 8.30 pm, Online synchronous chat

Spring 2018

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info
4/584-1 Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English Karen Lybeck T & H, 10.00 - 11.45 am
4/584-2 Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English Karen Lybeck M, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Online synchronous chat
4/587-1 Methods in Teaching ESL Glen Poupore M, 6.00 - 9.45 pm
4/587-2 Methods in Teaching ESL Sarah Henderson Lee H, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Online synchronous chat
4/585 Language and Culture in TESL Paolo Infante T & H, 4.00 - 5.45 pm
627 Research Seminar in TESL Sarah Henderson Lee T, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
633 Second Language Acquisition Karen Lybeck W, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
686 Second Language Assessment Glen Poupore H, 6.00 - 8.45 pm

Online TESL Class Schedule

Spring 2017 Online

Section Course
4/584-02 Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English
4/587-02 Methods in Teaching TESL

Projected Online TESL Class Schedule

**Courses are subject to change without notice

All have a required weekly synchronous-chat time. Note that some courses are offered both face-to-face and online every year, others rotate on an every-other year basis.

Hybrid courses employ a combination of face-to-face and online meetings.

See the Minnesota State, Mankato class schedule for current semester times.

 

Summer 2017 Online

Section Course
4/585 Language and Culture  in TESL
629 Second Language Literacy Development

Fall 2017 Online

Section Course
4/582-2 Teaching English Pronunciation and Discourse
4/586-2 Theories of Teaching ESL
689 Studies in English Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics

Spring 2018 Online

Section Course
4/584-2 Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English
4/587-2 Methods in Teaching ESL

Course Descriptions

Courses are listed sequentially by number:
  • 200-level courses are undergraduate sophomore-level courses
  • 300- and 400-level courses are undergraduate upper-division courses
  • 500-level courses are graduate courses
  • 600-level courses are graduate seminars

Introductory (200-level) courses

*There are no 200-level TESL courses.

Undergraduate (300- and 400-level) courses

ENG 381: Introduction to English Linguistics
The English language considered structurally (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and sociolinguistically (geographical and social dialects, gender issues, acquisition of first and second language, standard and nonstandard forms).

ENG 482: Teaching English Pronunciation and Discourse
The English sound system and English discourse structures studied for the purpose of discovering how they can be taught to students of English as a second or foreign language. 

ENG 484: Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English
Investigation of English grammatical structures and the features of Academic English for the purposes of understanding their use and of teaching them to speakers of English As A Second Language.

ENG 485: Language and Culture in TESL
A consideration of the cultural issues encountered by teachers of English as a second or foreign language in the US and abroad.

ENG 486: Theories in Teaching ESL
This course is an introduction to TESL from both pedagogical and theoretical perspectives.

ENG 487: Methods in Teaching ESL
Examines teaching methods through the integration of skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a variety of contexts, e.g. K-12, adult, higher education, ESL, EFL.

ENG 489: Policies and Programs in ESL
This course describes state and federal legislation affecting ESL; identification, assessment, placement, and tracking of English Language Learners in the K-12 context; current models of ESL program delivery; and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing.

ENG 491: Teaching ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom
This course introduces education majors to teaching ELLs. Included in this course is an investigation of the attendant orthography, morphology, and syntax of English and exposure to lesson planning, assessment, and differentiated instruction appropriate for ELLs in the mainstream classroom. (This course is not part of the TESL licensure minor.)

 Graduate (500-level) courses

ENG 582: Teaching English Pronunciation and Discourse
The English sound system and English discourse structures studied for the purpose of discovering how they can be taught to students of English as a second or foreign language. 

ENG 584: Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English Investigation of English grammatical structures and the features of Academic English for the purposes of understanding their use and of teaching them to speakers of English as a second or foreign language.

ENG 585: Language and Culture in TESL

A consideration of the cultural issues encountered by teachers of English as a second or foreign language in the U.S. and abroad.

ENG 586: Theories of Teaching ESL

This course is an introduction to TESL from both pedagogical and theoretical perspectives.

ENG 587: Methods of Teaching ESL

Examines teaching methods through the integration of skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a variety of contexts, e.g. K-12, adult, higher education, ESL, EFL.

ENG 589: Policies and Programs in ESL

This course describes state and federal legislation affecting ESL; identification, assessment, placement, and tracking of English Language Learners in the K-12 context; current models of ESL program delivery; and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing.

Graduate (600-level) seminars

ENG 623: Theory and Practice of University-Level ESL Teaching                                                                                                 Study of current theories and practices in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) wiht practical application to university-level English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This course is for teaching assistants (TAs) only. 

ENG 627: Research Seminar in TESL
Critique/work group for class member's alternate plan paper's and master's thesis goals. Provides students with an opportunity to be immersed in the research process and to select, organize, analyze, evaluate, and record information.

ENG 629: Second Language Literacy Development
Study of literacy from a socioliterate perspective. Intended to promote acquisition of multiple literacies. 

ENG 633: Second Language Acquisition
Study of how languages other than one's mother tongue are learned.

ENG 634: Special Topics in TESL (Corpus Linguistics)
This course introduces students to the creation, analysis, and use of corpora in language learning environments as well as the use of corpus linguistic tools. Corpus linguistics is in effect a method of linguistic analysis that can provide powerful guides and materials for classroom use. In this class we will focus on the classroom uses of corpora and corpus based research results; however, we will also be learning about the importance of using representative data in order to best inform our decisions such that students should be able to create their own corpus, choose appropriate corpora for their analysis, and judge the results of existing research according to the corpus chosen by researchers. Additionally, students will gain a basic ability to use concordancing tools in order to conduct their own analyses and create materials based on the results of their own findings and that of others.

ENG 686: Second Language Assessment
Introduction to language tests and other forms of language assessment that measure various language abilities.

ENG 689: Studies in English Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
This course is an introduction to both sociolinguistics and pragmatics, or the way language is used in context. The focus in on social factors and conventions that contrain our language choices, and how these differ among social, cultural, and language groups, as well as through individual experience and identity construction. Emphasis will be placed on how language learners acquire sociolinguistic and pragmatic norms.

ENG 698: Internship
On-site field experience, the nature of which is determined by the specific needs of the student's program option.

ENG 699: Thesis
Independent capstone experience, guidelines of which are determined by the requirements of a particular program option. Thesis guidelines