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Summer 2012
Apr 25, 2014
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TESL 901 - Language Structure: Phonetics and Morphology
An introduction to the universal linguistic properties of sound systems and the basic features of the sound system of English. The rules of word formation and aspects of morphological typology are also examined. English is compared and contrasted with other languages. Note: This course satisfies the M.Ed. in Spanish program requirement of Romance linguistics study.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

TESL 902 - Language Structure: Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics
An introduction to the ways in which words are organized to form sentences and how words and syntactic structure combine to yield meaning. The combining of sentences into conversations to express a range of attitudes and relationships is also covered. English is compared and contrasted with other languages. Note: This course satisfies the M.Ed. in Spanish program requirement of Romance linguistics study.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 913 - Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
A review of recent research and theories of second-language acquisition and the factors that lead to successful acquisition. The ways in which children cope with multi-linguistic systems and function in school are explored.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 924 - Language Planning and Mulitcultural Education
A look at the complex socio-political issue of dominant and non-dominant national languages and prestige foreign languages. The course examines the effects of national policies on local languages and cultures and the role of educational institutions in promoting social unity and cultural diversity. Examples of bilingual, immersion, and integrated models are examined and particular attention is given to multiculturalism.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 928 - English as a Second Language and Cross-Cultural Awareness
Emphasis on methodology, materials and research related to the teaching of English as a second language and language acquisition. Attention is given to teaching situations that include students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Interdepartmental Department

TESL 932 - Sheltered Instruction for the Content Area
Focuses on the development of content lessons and strategies in the teaching of sheltered subject matter. Student learning assessment is incorporated in course materials and projects.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 935 - New Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
An examination of the history and contributions of the various cultures and ethnic groups to the dominant culture in the United States. The course integrates this information into the teaching of culture in an English as a Second Language class.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 936 - The Teaching of Second Language Skills
An examination of the theories and sheltered principles for developing the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for second language learners. Special attention is given to second language learners in bilingual or multilingual classrooms. Language assessment instruments are studied. Individual and social variables that affect performance are treated. The incorporation of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks into lesson plans is emphasized. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both 61.936 and either 61.918 The Teaching of English Language Skills or 61.955 Advanced Instructional Techniques in the Teaching of Foreign/Second Language.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 948 - Teaching Reading and Writing in the English Immersion Classroom
Explores reading theory and research and their application in shaping and developing literacy skills in English language learners. Balanced reading instruction, specific sheltered English literacy strategies that include vocabulary development, and measures for assessing literacy skills form the core of this course.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 950 - Reading/Writing for the Teaching of English as a Second Language
Considers approaches to the teaching of literacy and reading comprehension through bottom-up and top-down processes. Various theories of process and product writing are examined through content based language teaching and sheltered subject matter teaching.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 958 - Language Teaching Methods, Techniques, and Assessment
A concise presentation and demonstration of popular methods and innovative practices in second and foreign language teaching and learning at various proficiency levels. Short microteaching sessions allow students to identify their teaching styles and preferences as well as their effect on learners' styles and acquisition success. Guidelines for integrated lesson and unit planning are incorporated and assessment tools discussed.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 960 - Assessing English Language Learners: Disability vs. Difference
Focuses on how to effectively evaluate struggling English language learners in order to determine underlying learning disabilities vs. language differences. A variety of assessment instruments and evaluation models are examined and specific diagnostic protocols are illustrated through case studies. The course also examines how academic performance is affected by the nature of first and second language learning processes and cultural variations between the home and school. Prerequisites:Initial license in ESL or permission of the ESL Program Advisor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 966 - Seminar in Applied Linguistics
An advanced seminar whose topics change from term to term. Topics in sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, and conversational analysis are considered.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Seminar

World Languages Department

TESL 970 - Teaching Culture: From Theory to Practice
Explores the realm of culture. It defines culture and helps identify embedded cultural beliefs, values, and assumptions and examines how these affect awareness of and interaction with people from different cultures. The role that one's culture plays in cognitive processes, communication, decision making, and problem solving is discussed. The course develops techniques in teaching culture so that students see diverse cultures as believable rather than unusual. Prerequisites:Initial license in ESL or permission of the ESL Program Advisor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 975 - Pragmatics and Language Instruction
Addresses oral and written communication and how to help English language learners develop socially appropriate language in formal and informal contexts. Topics explored are: speech act theory, informative intent vs. communicative intent, implicit and explicit knowledge, Grices' cooperative principle and conversational maxims, cross-cultural expression of politeness, and relevance theory. Concepts and principles are illustrated through contextual examples and model classroom lessons are presented. Prerequisites: Initial license in ESL or permission of the ESL Program Advisor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

World Languages Department

TESL 980 - Practicum in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and Seminar: Grades PreK-6
For students seeking an Initial Teacher License in English as a Second Language (ESL), grades PreK-6. A field-based, 150-hour practicum experience in grades PreK-6 demonstrating mastery of the subject matter knowledge. The candidate must also meet the Professional Standards for Teachers as described in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regulations for Educator Licensure. Students secure their own placement site, which must be approved by the College. Prerequisites: Passing scores on all MTEL tests required for the license; successful completion of all required courses in the Master of Education with a concentration in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL); or permission of advisor.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Eductn Practicum/Intrnship

World Languages Department

TESL 981 - Practicum in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and Seminar: Grades 5-12
For students seeking an Initial Teacher License in English as a Second Language (ESL), grades 5-12. A field-based, 150-hour practicum experience in grades 5- 12 demonstrating mastery of the subject matter knowledge. The candidate must also meet the Professional Standards for Teachers as described in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regulations for Educator Licensure. Students secure their own placement site, which must be approved by the College. Prerequisites: Passing scores on all MTEL tests required for the license; successful completion of all required courses in the Master of Education with a concentration in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL); or permission of advisor.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Eductn Practicum/Intrnship

World Languages Department


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