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New Course: English as a Second Language

Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 2:20PM

English as a Second Language


Course Outline

 

Course Description

The focus of this course is to provide educators with an overview of the methodologies and theories suggested to teach English to second language learners. Students will participate in several assignments that reinforce the concepts and strategies found within the course modules and must see websites including the application of these strategies through the development of lesson plans.


Objectives


  1. Explain historical processes that have influenced the development of the English language.
  2. Create lesson plans that celebrate cultural differences and promote cultural awareness in students.
  3. Discuss major researchers and their contributions to the field of second language learning and teaching.
  4. Select approaches related to language learning.
  5. Integrate selected theory into classroom and teaching strategies.
  6. Examine various ESOL Program models.
  7. Plan appropriate use of ESOL Teaching Strategies.
  8. Create lesson plans for classroom use based various language learning approaches.

 

Curriculum Design & Time Requirements


English as a Second Language is a three module, one credit graduate level course that runs over four weeks online.

Hardware & Computer Skills Requirements

Students may use either a Macintosh computer or a PC with Windows 2000 or higher. Students should possess basic word processing skills and have internet access with an active e-mail account. Students also are expected to have a basic knowledge of how to use a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.

Course Materials


Online readings and Web site reviews (including journal articles and best practices from the body of educational research) will be assigned during the course to enhance learning. These readings will be presented as annotated Web sites within the course content.

Module Outline

Module One:  History of English Language

 

Objective:    

  1. Explain historical processes that have influenced the development of the English language.
  2. Create lesson plans that celebrate cultural differences and promote cultural awareness in students.

 

Contents:

            History of English

            Terminology

            Why Learn English

            The Teacher’s Role

 

Module Two:  Theories

 

Objective:

  1. Discuss major researchers and their contributions to the field of second language learning and teaching.
  2. Select approaches related to language learning.
  3. Integrate selected theory into classroom and teaching strategies.

 

Contents:

Chomsky

Piaget

Vygotsky

Schumann’s Acculturation Model

Krashen’s Monitor Model

Grammar Translation

Audio Lingualism

Cognitive Code

The Direct Method

The Natural Approach

Total Physical Response

 

Module Three:  Approaches to Teaching Language

 

Objective:

  1. Examine various ESOL Program models.
  2. Plan appropriate use of ESOL Teaching Strategies.
  3. Create lesson plans for classroom use based various language learning approaches.

 

Contents:

ESL

Sheltered English

Newcomer Programs

Transitional Bilingual Education

Developmental Bilingual Education Programs

Dual Language Programs

Teaching Strategies


 

Grading

Assignment        

Reading Assignments and Reflections   05                           

Lesson Plans                                          24

Total Points                                           29

A=29-27
B=26-24

Student Requirements


  1. Actively participate in all weekly assignments and email interactions with instructor.
  2. Complete all readings, talking points, journal entries, and reflection assignments. Online submission must be on time, complete and scholarly.
  3. Completion of the final project.

Student Academic Integrity


Participants guarantee that all academic class work is original. Any academic dishonesty or plagiarism (to take ideas, writings, etc. from another and offer them as one's own), is a violation of student academic behavior standards as outlined by our partnering colleges and universities and is subject to academic disciplinary action.
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