Track Two TESOL

LING 3310 ISSUES IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE A required course for linguistics majors in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages track (Track Two) and an elective for linguistics minors. This course introduces students to the field of applied linguistics, primarily teaching English to speakers of other languages, by exploring the educational contexts in which English is taught and learned. Emphasis is on TESOL as a profession and the role of linguistic and cultural variation in the ESL curriculum. The course is designed for students who want to teach English abroad or to tutor language learners in the U.S. Prerequisite: LING 2320.

LING 4320 GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES OF ENGLISH A required course for the Linguistics major, Track Two (TESOL) and an elective in Track Four (General Linguistics). This course is also an elective in the Linguistics minor.  This course focuses on the scientific study of grammar, including lexical categories, phrases, relative clauses, participles, grammatical relations and non-canonical sentences. Students will analyze the intricate set of principles and rules of English that determine possible sentences and disallow impossible sentences. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: LING 2320 or ENGL 3315.

WLAN 4315 METHODS OF TEACHING SECOND LANGUAGES Modern methods of instruction in foreign language, English as a second language, and culture. Materials, planning, and classroom techniques are emphasized. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair.

WLAN 4325 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION A study of the most common theories and research on second language acquisition (SLA), similarities and differences of first and second language acquisition, and the relevance of SLA to classroom teaching of second languages. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

LING 4330 EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS This course is required for the Linguistics majors, Track Two (TESOL) and an elective for Linguistics majors. Track Four (General Linguistics). This course is also an elective in the Linguistics minor and the Writing major, General Track, and the General Writing minor. The course investigates issues of language and education, particularly of language policy and management, literacy development and linguistically responsive education. Students will examine the research tools of linguistics and other social science disciplines as they relate to language and education. Discussion, lecture. Prerequisite: WRTG 1320. [UD UCA Core: C]