Teaching Foreign Language Courses

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CALL 8500 - LearningTechnology 4 TESOL/TFL      

Introduces a core set of learning technologies that are explored through hands-on tasks related to assignments that will be completed as a candidate in the M.A. TESOL / TFL program. Having experienced the integration of these tools into their own learning, teacher candidates are then better able to reflect on potential applications for their own (future) language learners. Designed to provide students at all levels of technical expertise with exposure to what is possible with technology integration, both in the short term for M.A. projects and assignments, as well as in language learning and teaching in general. Also designed to prepare those with less experience and/or confidence in working with technology to participate in further CALL core and elective courses.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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CALL 8520 - Classroom LanguageTechnologies      

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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CALL 8554 - Projct-Based LangLrning w/Tech      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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CALL 8570 - CALL and Pedagogy      

Provides an introductory overview of all the major topics in CALL, including strategies for using the most common applications, making lesson plans for technology-enhanced classes, the uses of websites, and various forms of online communication. Briefly addresses issues relating ot curriculum design and integration, classroom and lab management and design, the pros and cons of distance education, and the creation of communities of learning.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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CALL 8572 - Using Internet for LangTeachng      

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8575 - Computer Assisted Assessment      

Examines currently available computer-assisted language assessments and test construction software. Discusses ways in which computer technology can enhance the validity of assessments as well as the delivery and scoring of assessments. Students design a computer-assisted assessment measure.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8579 - CALL & Curriculum Integration      

Addresses the challenges and benefits that technology-enhanced instruction and learning create for teachers and their learners. Investigates the pedagogical rationale and value of integrating CALL practices into second and foreign language curricula.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8588 - Digital Media      

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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CALL 8595 - Advanced Topics in CALL      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8598 - Directed Study      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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EDUC 8500 - Principls/Practices Lang Tchng      

Provides an overview of language teaching and learning principles from both historic and current perspectives. Illustrates application of teaching principles through practical examples.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8501 - LearningTechnology 4 TESOL/TFL      

Introduces a core set of academic technologies explored through hands-on tasks and exposure to concrete examples of assignments completed by candidates in the TESOL/TFL M.A. program. Having experienced the integration of these tools into their own learning, teacher candidates are able to reflect on and adapt these and other tools for use with learners in their own second / foreign language classrooms.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8505 - Intro to Classroom Observation      

Develops skills in classroom observation and an understanding of observation as a fundamental professional development and research activity.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8510 - Educational Research Methods      

Introduces social science research design, descriptive and analytic procedures, basic statistics, and their application to research on language learning and teaching.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8515 - WritingFor Applied Linguistics      

• This course is designed to help you with the types of writing you will be doing in your courses this semester and subsequent semesters. Class time will focus specifically on literature reviews (as part of research papers), position philosophy statements, and using sources (for example, to situate research results or to provide rationales for pedagogical choices). We will also focus on individual needs as determined by the writing you are doing.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8520 - Curriculum Design      

Explores areas of theory research and practice that have a bearing on curriculum and syllabus design. Leads students to develop their own curriculum design projects.

Prerequisites: Principles and Practices of Language Teaching.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8530 - Accent Modification      

This course is designed to support students studying for degrees in translation, interpretation, or teaching English who wish to reduce the influence of their dominant language on their pronunciation of American English. Students address idiosyncrasies in intonation and the pronunciation of contextualized consonants and vowels through both class and individualized activities. An important component of the class is on-going assessment, which is used to direct and track students’ progress in modifying the influence of their first language on their production of English.

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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EDUC 8535 - SrvcLrng:Intl&DomstcCommPrtnrs      

How and why do we bring learning out of the traditional classroom context and into broader communities? In what ways does this process expand what counts as knowledge? What skills of intercultural communication are necessary to facilitate bridging these different cultures, and what abilities does one develop as a result? And how do issues of hierarchy, status, power, and identity play a role in diverse interactions among students and community partners?

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8540 - Language Assessment      

Considers issues in language assessment including reliability, validity, test bias, and authenticity. Examines differences and similarities among placement, proficiency, achievement, aptitude, and performance testing. Explores alternative evaluation procedures. Prepares students to evaluate tests and to develop original language tests. Prerequisites: Language Analysis and Educational Research Methods.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8554 - Projct-Based LangLrning w/Tech      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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EDUC 8559 - Teaching of Speaking      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8560 - Teaching of Writing      

Surverys theories and research in first and second language composition. Explores various types of written texts and discusses means of responding effectively to student writing.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8562 - Teaching of Reading      

Explores reading, including traditional ESL and English approaches. Examines reader response theory and discourse analysis for understanding aspects of written text and learners' reactions to it. Practical applications included.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8570 - CALLPedagogy:CorpusLingLangTch      

Corpus linguistics uses computer-assisted techniques and large electronic collections of texts (written or transcribed spoken) to investigate how people use language in different settings. Corpus techniques are helpful for language teaching because they allow you to help students learn vocabulary and grammar that is appropriate for different contexts, rather than focusing just on what is grammatical or ungrammatical. If you’ve ever felt frustrated telling a learner “That’s not really wrong, but it just doesn’t sound right to me,” corpus linguistics is likely to appeal to you. If you’re concerned about adjusting what you teach so students are prepared for academic reading and writing, or casual speech, or an ESP area, corpus linguistics will definitely be useful. In addition, corpus linguistics lends itself well to methods of teaching that develop learner autonomy. Plus, for anyone who gets a kick out of seeing what people do with language, corpus investigations can be just plain fun.

This intensive weekend course will be a fast way to get to know basic tools and skills that you will then be able to extend on your own. We’ll cover the why, what, and how of five specific areas:

• Analyzing a corpus (e.g. What are useful questions to investigate? What corpus is appropriate? How can you or students make sense of an overwhelming number of results? How can you or students make accurate generalizations but not overgeneralize?)

• Supplementing a textbook with corpus investigations (e.g. What textbook information is useful to check in a corpus? How can you decide what is important to add? How can you get examples that are representative? How can you judge corpus-based or corpus-informed textbooks?)

• Designing materials from a corpus (e.g. How traditional or unusual should your materials look? When should students be doing their own corpus searches and how can you guide them? How can you balance the difficulty of the materials and the level of the students? )

• Making your own corpus of learner texts or for a specific context (e.g. What do you need to compile? How do you format texts? Do you need to add any special coding? How big is big enough?)

• Available corpora and tools (e.g. What corpora represent World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, translation, and languages other than English? What tools are available and how much do they cost? Where can you go in the future to keep up with corpus developments?)

We will work together with examples in English, but you are welcome to try searches or do projects with other languages (as long as you have access to a corpus). We will use some free internet sites and a free software package that has Windows, Mac and Linux versions.

Prep before the weekend: A few background readings (with a practical, applied orientation) and discussion questions to think about. Software downloading.

Project after the weekend: A small materials development project that incorporates corpus linguistics techniques. You can use a publicly available corpus or compile your own. Your materials can supplement a textbook lesson or fill another need you have identified for a group of learners. I will get the projects and send you feedback electronically.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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EDUC 8575 - Computer Assisted Assessment      

EDUC 8575 is a two-unit course in the CALL specialization. In EDUC 8575, the focus is on added value of computer technology to the design, delivery, and use of language assessments and the work required to improve the quality of language assessments. The class will do this by: reading chapters and articles about computer assisted assessment in preparation for discussion in class trying out some test delivery and data management programs using one or more programs to adapt an existing assessment (perhaps your own test from the Language Assessment class) for computer-based delivery and use revising and improving your computer-based assessments collaboratively evaluating some existing computer-based language tests and assessments, and analyzing and discussing features of test quality in the context of computer-based assessment, focusing on advantages and limitations to teachers, students, and administrative staff.

NOTE: EDUC 8540 Language assessment is a pre-requisite or co-requisite for taking the course.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8578 - CALLPedagogy:MobilAppsSocMedia      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8598 - Directed Study      

Summer 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8620 - Practicum      

Provides students with an opportunity for supervised teaching experience in ESL or foreign language classes. Discusses classroom-centered research; reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities; professional development; materials development; and reflective teaching.

Summer 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8650 - Portfolio Seminar      

Consists of a series of workshops leading to the integration of issues and ideas in the MA program, and to the development of a portfolio of work.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8651 - Portfolio Continuation      

Summer 2010 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS

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EDUC 8660 - Intro to Language Prog Admin      

Presents a practical overview of problems, situations and issues occurring in the management of language programs. Provides participants with an opportunity to shadow a language program administrator and later to complete an administrative internship.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8661 - Language Teacher Supervision      

Provides language teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of supervision. Examines current models of, and research on, language teacher supervision. Students practice observing teachers and conducting post-observation conferences, developing their ability to provide professional feedback, differentiate between evaluative and developmental supervision, and examine the variables related to working with teachers in a variety of specific contexts.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8662 - Language Teacher Education      

Investigates issues related to teacher training, education and development. Examines various philosophies and models of pre-service and in-service programs for training language teachers, thus building professional skills for students to be competent and confident teacher educators. Participants examine their own language learning and teaching histories to determine the influence of those histories on their future roles as teacher educators. Each participant also designs an original teacher training program.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EDUC 8670 - Practicum Capstone      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8500 - Language Analysis      

Serves as an introduction to linguistic analysis. Includes projects based on fieldwork in phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse, and pragmatics. Discusses importance of language awareness. Includes pedagogical strategies for consciousness-raising.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8510 - Intro to Sociolinguistics      

Introduces the interplay between language and society. Discusses regional and social dialects as well as the role of linguistic attitudes and language variation in language learning and teaching.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8530 - Structure of English      

Examines the syntax and discourse of modern English for ESL and EFL teaching. Spotlights practical applications for the classroom. Prerequisite: Language Analysis

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8531 - Pedagogical Grammar in FLT      

This course is designed to provide teachers of different languages with opportunities to investigate and practice pedagogical subject matter knowledge and grammar teaching strategies in the language that they teach. There will be a number of different languages represented in the class, which will afford multiple opportunities to explore, investigate, and share a variety of pedagogical perspectives and linguistic experiences.

The course will combine a focus on recent theoretical approaches to grammar (cognitive grammar, construction grammar, systemic – functional grammar) with innovative and practical approaches to teaching and learning in an authentic, action-based and interaction-rich setting.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8598 - Directed Study      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8630 - Second Language Acquisition      

Surveys, in seminar format, research in second-language learning relating to language teaching and learning. Discusses the role of affective variables, interaction, learner strategies, and learner factors in the language acquisition process. Prerequisite: Language Analysis

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8640 - Applied Linguistics Research      

Requires original research to be conducted by the student on issues such as language attitudes, cultural variables, language learning, or other topics from sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. Introduces a range of research methods, including exposure to various data collection and analysis procedures in both the qualitative and quantitative research traditions.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 8670 - Applied Linguistics Capstone      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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LING 9570 - Comm in Multicultural Settings      

This course examines the social, cultural and linguistic factors that play a role in how intercultural communication is accomplished in multilingual/ multicultural settings and will enable students to gain the knowledge and tools needed for effective participation in multilingual/multicultural communication. The course is designed for students in all programs (T&I, business, policy, and TESOL/TFL), who will find themselves interacting with people across varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds . The goals of this course are to: (1) gain the knowledge needed to understand and interact effectively in multilingual/multicultural settings. This includes knowledge about social, cultural, and linguistic factors in terms of how they interact with each other and how they affect and are affected by interactions in multilingual/multicultural settings; (2) develop an understanding of the roles linguistic and cultural attitudes play in interactions across multilingual and multicultural settings and how they influence the success of such interactions; (3) develop the awareness needed to successfully participate in multilingual/multicultural interactions. This addresses not only the knowledge and attitudes discussed above but also how communication/interaction is structured across cultures and languages, how communication is monitored while in interaction, and what factors support or hinder successful interactions; (4) develop "tools" for understanding our own and others' ways of interacting in order to be able to participate effectively in multilingual/multicultural interactions across a range of languages and cultures.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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