ESOL 6010. Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers. 3 Hours.

A study of the nature, structure, and diversity of language, emphasizing the phonological, syntactic and semantic patterns of English in comparison to and contrast with features of other selected languages. Prospective teachers will explore the principles of linguistic systems and major theorists and schools of linguistic thought within the cultural framework of working with communities of non-native English speakers.

ESOL 6020. Cultural Perspectives for ESOL Teachers. 3 Hours.

A study of culture and its relationship with language and education. Prospective teachers will investigate theories related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups in the construction of learning environments that support linguistically diverse learners.

ESOL 6030. Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL. 3 Hours.

Methods teaching English at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to students whose first language is not English. Topics include theories of second language acquisition, instructional strategies and materials, methods of evaluating proficiency and progress, and curriculum-building.

ESOL 6040. Assessing English Language Learners (Ells). 3 Hours.

The application of TESOL theories, principles, and current research to the assessment of P-12 and adult English Language Learners (ELLs). This course emphasizes the importance of reading and literacy as fundamental factors in second language acquisition.

ESOL 6050. Teaching English Grammar for ESOL. 3 Hours.

A survey of practical approaches to teaching English grammar to English Language Learners (ELLs) based upon the application of second language acquisition research and theory. The course includes a review of common grammar questions and errors in ELL environments.