Course Descriptions

ENG-G 205 INTRO TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3 cr.)   This course is an introduction to how language, and English in particular, is structured, including soundS (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax) and meaning (semantics). Discussions focus on examples from everyday language and the application of these basic concepts to real world contexts, including language teaching and learning. PUL=2

EDUC-L 403 Assessment Literacy for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity  (3 cr.)   Define assessment literacy for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics include the assessment process, curriculum design, backwards planning, ongoing, traditional, and alternative classroom assessment, high stakes testing, language proficiency testing, and principles of designing useful, meaningful, and equitable classroom assessments for and of learning.

EDUC-L 436 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (3 cr.)   English as a Second/New Language teachers need to know how to design instruction and prepare relevant and interesting materials.  This course aims to enhance participants' understanding and grasp of theoretical principles underlying the development of curricula as well as choice and development of teaching materials for ESL courses. Through readings, discussions, and projects, students will be exposed to, reflect upon, and learn about issues of needs analysis, program/course/syllabus design, and materials development.  The course will specifically explore such issues as conducting a needs analysis; determining teaching goals and objectives; and evaluating, selecting, adapting, and developing teaching materials in the context of Standards for Effective Pedagogy (from CREDE—Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence). P: In order to enroll in this course, students must be granted permission from the Division of Education.

EDUC-L 441 Bilingual Education: Introduction (3 cr.)   Introduction to the development of bilingual/ bicultural education in the United States and its antecedents, rationale, and theories. Comparison of existing bilingual/bicultural programs.

EDUC-L 442 Methods for Bilingual Teaching (3 cr.)   P: L441. Methods of teaching the content areas in a bilingual setting, including techniques of linguistic analysis.

EDUC-X 470 Psycholinguistics of Reading (3 cr.)  [P:Admission to the Teacher Education Program]   Explores the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of language. Discusses relationships among the systems of language and among the various expressions of language. Always includes topics on semantics, grammar, and dialect. (Spring)