ESL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ESL 301 APPROACHES TO TEACHING ESL TO ADULTS        3 cr
 Approaches to Teaching ESL provides students with a foundation in pedagogical principles of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Students will learn approaches and techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing to ESL learners of different ages, learning English in a variety of settings. This course satisfies partial requirements for licensure in the State of Wisconsin.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102 and ENGLISH 281.

ESL 310/510  SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL  LINGUISTICS        3 u
In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology and syntax), with special attention to language acquisition. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or consent of instructor
Unreq: CIGENRL 310/510

ESL 320/520 THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS        3 cr
 In The Spoken Language & Discourse Analysis, students will develop working knowledge of contemporary issues in the teaching of oral communication (speaking and listening skills) to learners of ESL. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching foreign languages.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162 and ENGLISH 281 or special permission from the instructor.
Unreq: CIGENRL 320/520

ESL 330/530  TEACHING GRAMMAR IN THE ESL/BE CLASSROOM        3u
Teaching Grammar in the ESL/BE Classroom is a component of the licensure minor in Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education. This course prepares teachers to instruct non-native learners in English grammar. Students examine selected grammatical topics to better comprehend the structure of English and to develop a repertoire of techniques for teaching them.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 and Admission to the College of Education or consent of instructor
Unreq: CIGENRL 330/530

ESL 350/550  INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION         3u
History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child.
Unreq: CIGENRL 350/550, SECNDED 350/550

ESL 354/554  SEMINAR IN ESL AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION        3 u
In the Seminar in ESL and Bilingual Education, students meet to reflect upon the relationship between program content and contemporary issues in the educational and socio-political experiences of linguistically diverse communities in the region and state. Rotating themes include family, community and cultural change.
Coreq: first term - CIGENRL 350/550, second term - ESL 320/520 or ESL 330/530 or ESL 403/604, third term - CIFLD 492
Unreq: CIGENRL 354/554

ESL 403/603  ESL  METHODS AND CURRICULUM  3 u
ESL Curricula and Materials will provide students with the background to develop or select appropriate curricula and to design materials which enhance language learning.  The approach to curricular design and materials development is one that is learner centered.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 281 and ESL 301.
Unreq: CIGENRL 403/603

ESL 405/605  ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM          3 u
This course explores policies, procedures, and instruments used to assess English language proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient students in American public schools. Included in this are the areas of English and native language competence; program placement, progress, and exit; alternative assessments in ESL, bilingual and mainstream classrooms.
Prereq: Admission to the College of Education or consent of instructor
Unreq: CIGENRL 405/605

ESL 455/655  TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM         3 u
This course is an examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach content area subject matter in ESL/bilingual education programs. Other topics of discussion include language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. The course is taught in English, but discussion will take place in other languages so that students have the opportunity to expand and improve their command of the language used as a medium of instruction.
Unreq: CIGENRL 455/655, SECNDED 455/655

ESL 493/693 APPLIED STUDY IN ESL         1-6 cr
Applied Study in ESL is a 1-6 variable credit course for students minoring in TESL. Students would enroll for at least 2 credits. Through working with English language learners with a variety of backgrounds, such as: UW-Whitewater international students enrolled in ENGLISH 161 or ENGLISH 162, employees of local businesses, parents of children in the Whitewater schools, or other appropriate groups, students will put to practical use the teaching skills they have developed through other courses in the minor. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in minor.
Prereq: ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 281 and ESL 301.

ESL 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr Repeatable.

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