Summer 2013 TESOL Courses
||Course and Credits
||Time and Dates
|(R) GSL 500
||Foundations of Linguistics (4)
||1:00– 3:00 pm (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 502
||English Grammar (4)
||10:00–12:00 pm (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 506
||Masters Seminar (2)
||7:45-9:45 am (June 24-July 1)
|(E) GSL 520
||Computer Assisted Language Learning (4) Online $90 e-College fee Cross-listed with GED 565
||Christine Bauer- Ramazani
||(May 13-June 14)
|(E) GSL 521
||Classroom Technology for English Language Learners K-12 (2)
||10 am – noon (June 24-July 11)
|(R) GSL 542
||Theory & Method in Language Teaching (4)
||3:15–5:15 pm (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 543
||Teaching Oral Skills in ESOL (4)
||7:45–9:45 am (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 620
||Testing and Assessment (2)
||1:00 pm –3:00 pm(June 24-July 11)
|(E) GSL 655
||Language Learning & Assessment for Children (3)
||5:30–7:00 pm (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 685
||Practicum I (2)
||5:30–7:30 pm (approx.) (June 24-Aug 1)
|(R) GSL 688
||Practicum II (2)
||5:00–6:00 pm (approx.) (June 24-Aug 1)
(R) GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics (4 cr.)
Instructor: Robert Fox
Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (June 24-August 1)
This course provides an overview of topics and issues in language and linguistics. It covers basic concepts and terminology in the major areas of phonology and phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, psychology of language, and language acquisition.
(R) GSL 502 English Grammar (4 cr.)
Instructor: Elizabeth O'Dowd
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (June 24 – August 1)
This course provides an introduction to various approaches to the study of grammar, with special attention to areas of difficulty for learners of English as a second or foreign language. A comprehensive overview of the structure of English is presented.
Miscellaneous Notes: Required for PreK-12 ESL Licensure. Involves a 20 hour, grades 7-12 practicum.
(R) GSL 506 Master's Seminar (2 cr.)
Instructor: Kathy Mahnke
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (June 24- July 1)
This course will introduce students to the discourse community of TESOL in the field of Applied Linguistics, developing the ability to read and write critically about special topics in the field. By the mid-point of the Master's Seminar, students make the decision to either write a Thesis or complete a Capstone Paper.
Miscellaneous Notes: This course should be taken early in the program.
(E) GSL 520 Computer Assisted Language Learning (4 cr.)
Instructor: Christine Bauer-Ramazani
Online (May 13 - June 14)
Participants learn how to incorporate computer technology into lessons that enhance the skills of English language learners (K-12, adult) through project-based activities, including newsletters, animated slide shows, and free Web-based quizzes, rubrics, audio, or video. Participants construct an interactive/collaborative Web space (Web 2.0), review current research, and follow the professional dialogue about technology in the classroom. They discuss the effectiveness of technological media through peer reviews and critical evaluation of Web sites and/or software. Miscellaneous Notes:
Course meets requirements for ESL licensure. Requirements: Competence in the MAC or Windows operating system (WinXP or higher), basic file management, Internet navigation, e-mail, and word-processing. Must be able to store large files (Flash drive, personal Web account). A $90 e-College Lab fee will be charged. Cross-listed with GED 565.
(E) GSL 521 Classroom Technology for English Language Learners (2 cr.)
Instructor: Beth Evans
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (June 24-July 11)
This practical introduction focuses on the needs of young English learners in public schools. Participants will examine how technology supports language and content learning, increasing their knowledge of useful websites and software resources, and learn how to use a variety of appropriate technology, such as computers, projectors, recorders, players, video, etc. Requirement: Familiarity with and after-class access to Windows 2000 and above.
Miscellaneous Notes: Required for ESL Licensure.
(R) GSL 542 Theory and Method in Language Teaching (4 cr.)
Instructor: Shawna Shapiro
Monday -Thursday, 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. (June 24- August 1)
This course addresses the most current theories of first and second language acquisition across different age and developmental levels as well as across diverse cultural groupings. Content covers: effects of age, attitude, human learning styles, personality, socio-cultural factors, affective factors, and first language on learning a second language, needs of the learner, the role of the teacher and the application of methodology in developing communicative competence in a second language.
(R) GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL (4 cr.)
Instructor: Lauren Hoyt
Monday –Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (June 24- August 1)
Relevant theoretical issues as well as demonstration and discussion of materials and techniques for teaching the skills of listening, speaking, and pronunciation to all levels and all ages in various environments are the foci of this course.
(R) GSL 620 Testing and Assessment(2 cr.)
Instructor: Kathleen Mahnke
Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (June 24-July 11)
This course gives teachers-in-training a basic understanding of assessment in TESOL. The class sessions include brief input and discussion of weekly topics and review and critique of standardized assessment instruments. Course tasks will include critique and development of test prompts and items, for classroom tests, statistical and pedagogical analyses of test information, test review and evaluation, a course project and a final class project presentation.
(E) GSL 655 Language Learning & Assessment for Children (3 cr.)
Instructor: Lauren Hoyt
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (June 24-August 1)
This course introduces ESOL and other content area teachers to the following topics concerning school-age language learners: linguistic and cognitive development, instructional and assessment methods, the integration of language and content, materials adaptation, and curriculum development. Special emphasis is given to children’s literacy and linguistic needs in public school ESOL classrooms.
Miscellaneous Notes: Required for the K-12 ESL Licensure and Endorsement Programs.
(R) GSL 685 Practicum I: Seminar/Observation (2 cr.)
Instructor: Christina Mager
Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (approx.) (June 24-August 1)
Students may assist in an ESOL adult class to gain awareness of ELL needs, observe the connection between objectives, activities, and assessment, identify teaching techniques and strategies, create lesson plans, and teach part or whole lessons.
Miscellaneous Notes: Should be taken in the first or second semester.
(R) GSL 688 Practicum II: Classroom Teaching (2 cr.)
Instructor: Sheena Macpherson
Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (approx.) (June 24-August 1)
Students serve as classroom interns in department programs, area schools, and a variety of other institutions. Activities include classroom observation, conferences for planning and feedback, and classroom teaching. Prerequisites: At least two of GSL 542, 543, and 544; GSL 685.
Miscellaneous Notes: Should be taken in the student's final semester.