Jul 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog
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TSL 603 - Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition


This course examines aspects of language relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages - phonetics and phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics - and offers multiple perspectives on the role of language in culture, identity, and in all learning. A review of the structure of the English language leads to a discussion of the role of grammar and other direct language instruction in language teaching, learning and assessment. A review of theories of second language acquisition in comparison with, and often building upon, ELL students’ first languages leads to the articulation of principles for language and content teaching practice. Students will synthesize and evaluate aspects of English language curriculum, instruction and assessment through a field-based project which relates linguistic and language acquisition concepts to the teaching, learning and assessment of ESOL. Fieldwork hours required (Initial Certification: 35 hours, Additional Certification: 25 hours).

Prerequisites & Notes
Fieldwork hours required (Initial Certification: 35 hours, Additional Certification: 25 hours). Term cycle: fall and spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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