ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE


688-301 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: 680-101, 680-102 and 680-102.

688-320/520 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: 680-101 and 680-102 or 680-161 and 680-162 and 680-281 or special permission from the instructor.

688-401 ADULT ESL CURRICULA AND MATERIALS 3 cr
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: 680-101, 680-102, 680-281 and 688-301.

688-493 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 680-161 or 680-162, 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: 680-101, 680-102, 680-281 and 688-301.

688-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable.