Courses

English to Speakers of Other Languages (EESL)

Upper Division

500. Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Practices in teaching English to second-language learners, including strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar; survey of second-language acquisition theory and English-language-development programs. (4 units)

501. Foundations of TESOL

Broad survey of fundamental principles underlying classroom practice across diverse settings. Extensive examination of educational practices for English learners from a global perspective, with a focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach both English-language development (ELD) in US contexts and English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad. (4 units)

505. Differentiated Curriculum in TESOL

Simulation and classroom-based practice in teaching methods and materials for students across a broad range of learning styles and academic levels. Emphasis will be placed on developing a balanced approach to reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. Strategies and implications for English learners at a variety of second-language-acquisition stages. (4 units)

521. Technology-Enhanced Language Learning

Survey of theory and practice in teaching English to speakers of other languages by means of computer applications including the internet, CD-ROM and multimedia-based software. Three hours lecture and two hours activity. (4 units)

524. Supervised Observation/Participation in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Observation/participation opportunities for candidates in English-as-a-second-language and English-as-a-foreign-language classrooms. (2 units)

525. Tutoring Methods in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Tutoring and small-group teaching of English to second-language learners, including strategies for tutoring in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar. (2 units)

533. TESOL Crosscultural Teaching Practicum

Practicum in cultural practices in teaching English in English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) settings. (2 units)

536. Crosscultural Teaching

Methods and teaching techniques for teaching in multicultural and crosscultural settings in both ESL and EFL contexts. Developing cultural awareness of teachers to assist them in relating to and motivating culturally diverse students. May be offered through distance learning. Formerly EELB 536. (4 units)

540. Teaching Adult English Learners

Simulation and classroom-based practice in teaching and tutoring adult second-language learners, including strategies for English-for-special-purpose domains such as business and scientific English, as well as adult primary-language non-literates. (4 units)

543. Listening and Speaking Methods in TESOL

Survey of contemporary pedagogy for listening and speaking in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) and English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classrooms. In-depth analyses of purposes, audiences, and strategies for oral expression; including methods for pronunciation improvement and accent reduction in second-language acquisition. Formerly a topic under EESL 542. (4 units)

544. Reading Methods for TESOL

Reading methods for English language learners, featuring literacy transfer from the first language, explicit instructions in phonetics, and emergent literacy for adults. (4 units)

545. Writing Methods in TESOL

Survey of contemporary approaches to writing, contrasting styles and formats appropriate for creative writing and personal essays with writing intended for purposes of textual analysis and social or cultural expression. Various computer technologies will be used to assist in idea generation, text processing, editing, and desktop publishing. Class will include peer-collaborative tutoring techniques. (4 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.

613. Cognition and Language Acquisition

An analysis of the language acquisition process as it emerges from the early grammars of the child and develops into the complex grammatical structures and patterns of the mature individual. (4 units)

670. Principles and Practice in TESOL

Second language acquisition theory, methods for teaching English as a second language (ESL), development and evaluation of materials for ESL instruction. Formerly EELB 607 and EESL 607. (4 units)

671. Survey of Methods in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Overview of programs, curricula, and resources for the education of English learners in countries where English is taught using foreign-language-acquisition methodologies. Strategies for English language development with an emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, communicative language teaching, and awareness of sociocultural implications of target-culture immersion. (4 units)

675. Curriculum Design in TESOL

Overview of school curricula and programs in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages including development and evaluation of materials for ESL/EFL instruction. Formerly EESL 614. (4 units)

678. Studies in K-12 Classroom Discourse

Discourse analysis of instructional language use by students and teachers in K-12 classrooms, including specially adapted academic instruction and English-language development for English learners, with a focus on contemporary research and acquisition of research techniques. (4 units)

679. Fieldwork: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Supervised field work in selected teaching methods and materials development. Formerly EELB 679A and ESEC 679A. Prerequisite: consent of advisor. (4 units)

680. Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Simulation and classroom-based practice in teaching methods and materials to include planning, teaching performance, classroom organization, student management, and evaluation competencies. Students will use microteaching, structured reports of classroom visitations and observations, and commercially available videotaped case studies to examine and discuss classroom management, lesson design, and instructional delivery. (4 units)

685. Research in TESOL

Offers a perspective on current research principles and investigation across a wide spectrum of topics in teaching English to speakers of other languages, including communicative competence, transfer, modalities of language use, learning styles and strategies, and language acquisition. Formerly EESL 615. (4 units)

686. Advanced Research Methods in TESOL

Analysis of research in English-language development in the classroom, including sociocultural, cognitive, and behavioral approaches to instructional discourses and mediational techniques. Formerly EESL 664. (4 units)

999. Comprehensive Examination

An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the master's program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)