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ELT 525 Foundations of Teaching English of
Other Languages
3 cr

A comprehensive survey of current research, methodology and materials in the field of English as a Second Language and historical, philosophical, political, legal, social, and educational issues that have contributed to policy regarding public school services for language minority populations.

ELT 530 Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL 3 cr
Techniques of teaching English as a second language will be introduced and applications explored. Acquaints students with methodology and materials, with instruction on the preparation of audio and visual teaching aids, lesson plans, and the use of educational technology, behavioral objectives, state ESOL objectives, and teaching strategies for the ELL student in the ESL or mainstream classroom.
ELT 545 Cross-Cultural Understanding of Teaching ELL's 3 cr

Investigates the roles of language and culture in education. Addresses the social processes involved in the second language acquisition, including developmental influences, influences of home language and culture, cultural variation, home vs. school cultural differences, and working with parents/family of ELL students.

ELT 553 Language Assessment and Evaluations of
ELL Students
3 cr

Selection, administration, and interpretation of measurement instruments. Includes entry and placement procedures, language proficiency/achievement testing, linguistic and cultural aspects of intelligence testing, multiple intelligence assessment, ELL student assessment in the mainstream classroom, and application of testing to instruction.

ELT 558 Applied Linguistics for the Teachers of ELL's 3 cr
This course provides knowledge of linguistics including English syntax, semantics, pragmatics, morphology, phonemics, and phonology as applied to teaching English Language Learners. Students will review theories in first and second language acquisition. Students will apply linguistic theory, issues in sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics, to teach English to ELLs with emphasis on pronunciation, intonation, and structural analysis of English and contrastive analysis of English and non-English linguistic systems.
ELT 595 Internship in ESOL 3 cr

300 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) in P-12 settings. Interns are engaged in the full scope of teaching activities including planning, delivering lessons, evaluating students, and conducting managerial tasks related to teaching English as a Second Language. Teaching experience will be accompanied by scheduled observations and discussions to analyze and evaluate each student’s internship experience.


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