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ENGLĀ 315. Teaching English Speakers Other Lang. (3).

This course, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, offers a foundation in the approaches, methods, and materials for the teaching of English as a second language from the perspectives of Applied Linguistics research. This course begins by discussing diversity in America and the legal rights of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States, then reviewing the history and basic concepts pertaining to the field of TESOL, and ends with the writing of a teaching philosophy and a critical review of currently available teaching materials in light of current TESOL curriculum research and theory. This course will provide a foundation for the TESOL minor in English as well as a solid introduction to the field for prospective teachers of English language learners in U.S. school systems or abroad.