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Courses & Current Schedule

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/tesol/tesolcourses.html

Class Schedule 

Courses are subject to change. All meeting times are Central Standard Time (CST).

Spring 2019

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info
4/584-02
Online
Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English Karen Lybeck M, 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Synchronous chat
4/587-01 Methods in Teaching ESL Nancy Drescher T & H, 10.00 - 11.45 am
4/587-02
Online
Methods in Teaching ESL Nancy Drescher Arranged
4/589-01
Online
Policies and Programs in ESL Nancy Drescher Arranged
627-01 Research Seminar in TESOL Sarah Henderson Lee T, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
633-01 Second Language Acquisition Karen Lybeck H, 6.00 - 8.45 pm

Summer 2019 

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info Session
4/584-01
Online
Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English Paolo Infante Arranged Session I (May 20-June 21)
4/586-01
Online
Theories of Teaching ESL Paolo Infante Arranged Session II (June 24-July 26)

Fall 2019

Section Course Instructor Meeting Info
385-01 Culture and Language in Educational Contexts Nancy Drescher M & W, 10.00 - 11.45 am
4/582-01 Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners Glen Poupore W, 6.00 - 9.45 pm
4/586-01 Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning Paolo Infante H, 6.00 - 9.45 pm

623-01

Workshop for Second Language Writing Teaching Assistants

Sarah Henderson Lee

W, 10.00 - 11.45 am

629-01 Second Language Literacy Sarah Henderson Lee T, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
634-01 Special Topics in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
(Literature and Film in Language Teaching)
Glen Poupore M, 6.00 - 8.45 pm
689-01
Online
Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics Nancy Drescher Arranged

Projected Schedule 

Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020

4/584

4/587 online

627

633

686

4/582 online

4/589 online

385

4/582

4/586

623

629 online

634

689

Course Descriptions

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 385: Culture and Language in Educational Contexts
This course introduces students to the role of culture and language in education. Topics of study focus on diverse student populations, particularly language learners, in American schools, providing an understanding that every individual is a member of many communities and is influenced by a host of different cultural markers, such as language, race, ethnicity, regionalism, social class, gender, and other differences.

ENG 482: Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language listening and speaking to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

ENG 484: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners 
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language grammar and vocabulary to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts - specifically focusing on content based teaching practices.

ENG 486: Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning
Introduction to theories and classroom practices that have shaped second language teaching and learning. Topics of study focus on prominent second language learning/acquisition theories, individual and sociocultural factors in language learning, technology-based resources that enhance language learning, as well as practical issues and applications of theory in a wide range of instructional contexts.

ENG 487: Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners 
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language reading and writing to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

ENG 489: Policies, Programs, and Assessment for K-12 English Learners
This course explores state and federal legislation affecting EL programs, current models of EL program delivery, and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing. Additionally, the course develops the ability to understand the needs of and communicate with students, families, and program members within the context of their environments such as school, family, and community.

ENG 490: Topics in TESOL
Topics in learning and teaching English as a second/foreign language.

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. 

Graduate (500- and 600-level) courses

ENG 582: Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language listening and speaking to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

ENG 584: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners 
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language grammar and vocabulary to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts - specifically focusing on content based teaching practices.

ENG 586: Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning
Introduction to theories and classroom practices that have shaped second language teaching and learning. Topics of study focus on prominent second language learning/acquisition theories, individual and sociocultural factors in language learning, technology-based resources that enhance language learning, as well as practical issues and applications of theory in a wide range of instructional contexts.

ENG 587: Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners 
Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language reading and writing to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

ENG 589: Policies, Programs, and Assessment for K-12 English Learners
Exploration of state and federal legislation affecting ESL programs, current models of ESL program delivery, and Minnesota State Standards and standardized testing. Additionally, the course develops the ability to understand related students, families, and programs in context.

ENG 623: Workshop for Second Language Writing Teaching Assistants
Study of current second language writing theories and practices in connection to first-year teaching assistants' teaching of basic writing and composition for multilingual writers.

ENG 624: TESOL Practical Experience
Study of current theories and practices in TESOL in connection to students' placement in a university-level ESL classroom.

ENG 627: Research Methods in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Study of research paradigms and methods common in the field of TESOL/Applied Linguistics and preparation to plan and implement a research project.

ENG 629: Second Language Literacy
Exploration of second language literacy as a situated social practice. Current second language literacy theories and practices are studied and applied to a variety of second language reading and writing instructional contexts.

ENG 633: Second Language Acquisition
Exploration of major theories of second language acquisition through supporting research and pedagogical applications.

ENG 634: Topics in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Examination of a special topic or topics in the field of TESOL/Applied Linguistics. Course may be repeated.

ENG 686: Second Language Assessment
Survey of language tests and other forms of related assessment that measure various second language abilities.

ENG 689: Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
Examination of the social factors and conventions that inform language choices, how sociolinguistic and pragmatic norms differ among social, cultural, and language groups, and how language learners acquire these norms.

ENG 697: Oral Defense
Independent capstone experience, guidelines of which are determined by the requirements of a particular program option.

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.