Spring 2015

Course Code Course Name Instructor Days Time/Dates
(R) GSL 502* English Grammar
(Required for K-12 Licensure + Endorsement)
O'Dowd M 4:30-7:00pm
(R) GSL 506 Master's Seminar  Booth Th 4:30-7:00pm
(E) GSL 520 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Online xlist with GED 565
Bauer-Ramazani Online
(R) GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL Duffy T 4:30-7:00pm
(E) GSL 563  Content Based Lang Instruction Duffy Th 4:30-7:00pm
(E) GSL 602A Intercultural Communication Cummings M 4:30-7:00pm
(E) GSL 602B Intercultural Communication (online) Boz M Online
(E) GSL 612* Bilingualism & Multicultural Education
(Required for K-12 Licensure + Endorsement)
Nigolian (Meets alternate weeks) M 4:45-7:15pm
(E) GSL 655* Language Learning and Assessment for Children
Required for K-12 Licensure + Endorsement)
Sedic-Lawton (Meets alternate weeks) T 5:00-7:30pm
(R) GSL 685 Practicum I: Seminar/Observation Cummings W 6:00-8:30pm
(R) GSL 688 Practicum II: Classroom Teaching Evans W 4:30-7:00pm
(E) GSL 690 Thesis Research Seminar Booth Th 12:00-3:00 pm

*= Required for PreK-12 ELL Licensure and Endorsement

GSL 502 English Grammar
This course provides an introduction to the study of grammar, with a functional, text-based approach and with special attention to difficult areas for writers of English as a second or foreign language. A comprehensive overview of the structure of English is presented. Required for PreK-12 ELL Licensure and Endorsement programs; includes a 20-hour grade 7-12 practicum.

GSL 506 Master's Seminar
This course will introduce students to the discourse community of TESOL in the field of Applied Linguistics and develop the ability to read critically in the field and to write competently about 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.

GSL 520 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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.  Requirements: Competence in the Mac or Windows operating system; a headset/microphone (USB preferred). Cross-listed with GED 565.

GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL
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.

GSL 563 Content-Based Language Instruction and English for Special Purposes
Principles and procedures for a content-based approach to teaching English for general, academic, and special purposes are presented.  Topics include an overview of CBLI and ESP, text and needs analysis, materials development, and issues of assessment.  A practical experience component and a course project apply the procedures of CBLI to developing a unit of classroom instruction.

GSL 602 Intercultural Communication (Section A - on campus - Section B - online)
Lectures, readings, case studies, films, and cross-cultural simulation exercises form the basis of discussions on the following topics: theories of communication, culture and perception, stereotyping, prejudice, ethnocentricism, culture shock, and nonverbal communication.

GSL 612 Bilingualism and Multicultural Education
Meets alternate weeks, partially online.
This course explores bilingualism first as a worldwide phenomenon, including its acquisition by children and adults. It then moves to bilingual development in education with special reference to linguistically and culturally diverse English learners in U.S. schools, focusing on the cognitive, political, and socio-cultural issues involved in educating them. Finally, the course addresses such multicultural topics as cross-cultural awareness; how acculturation affects learning, the home cultures of English learners both locally and nationally; and outreach connections with the families and communities of local English learners. Required for PreK-12 ELL Licensure and Endorsement programs.

GSL 655 Language Learning & Assessment for Children
Meets alternate weeks, partially online.
This course introduces ESOL and other content-area teachers to the following topics concerning school-age learners: linguistic and cognitive development, instructional methods suitable for young learners; the difference between summative and formative assessment; and the principles of assessment-driven language curriculum and instruction, including backward design. Required for PreK-12 ELL Licensure and Endorsement programs.

GSL 685 Practicum I: Seminar/Observation
Students may assist in an ESOL adult class to gain awareness of ELL needs, observe the connection between objectives, activities, and assessment, identify techniques and strategies, create lesson plans, and teach part or whole lessons. Should be taken in the first or second semester.

GSL 688 Practicum II: Classroom Teaching
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 20 hours of classroom teaching. Should be taken in the student's final semester.

GSL 690 Thesis Research Seminar
This course will help students to develop research questions and methodology that are based on research topics of their choice in the field of Applied Linguistics. Students intending to write a MATESOL Thesis will work with their instructor and content advisor during the course to develop a research proposal and a schedule for writing the thesis in the next semester.

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