TESO 344 STUDIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING (4 credits) Combines theoretical foundations of second-language acquisition with practical classroom techniques and procedures. Examines principles of proficiency-oriented instruction, language functions, sociocultural variables, and comparison of first- and second-language acquisition.
TESO 345 LINGUISTICS (3 credits) Introduces students to the nature of human language: its use, evolution and diversity. Approaches language as a system of communication and human behavior. Provides students practice in using certain basic skills when thinking about language: analyzing data, making generalizations, proposing hypotheses, providing argumentation and formulating proposals. (AY)
*TESO 348 SOCIOLINGUISTICS (3 credits) Designed to help students interested in language learn how language functions in a social context. Topics include language and cultural meaning, connections between language variation and geographical/ethnic backgrounds, social class and social networks, age and gender, forms of address and politeness, non-verbal communication, language for social change, and language education and policy. (D-I) (AY)
TESO 481 FIELD STUDY, PRACTICUM, INTERNSHIP (3 credits) In the field study, students gain first-hand experience in language teaching in such settings as a middle school in Japan, a rural village in Mexico, an Austrian school or a bilingual setting within the United States.
TESO 483 TEACHING ASSISTANTS (1-3 credits)
TESO 485 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3 credits) Investigation of a specific topic conceived and planned by the student in consultation with a faculty supervisor. Culminates in a comprehensive report prepared in the style of a thesis or research paper.