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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Cert | MATESOL Teaching English as a Second Language
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English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Cert    
   Required Courses    
      ENG 5410   Issues in Psycholinguistics & Sociolinguistics 3 s.h.  A survey of issues focused on language: its systematic nature, acquisition, and functioning. Current theories and research findings pertinent to biological, cognitive, sociocultural, and political aspects of language acquisition and language functioning are reviewed. Knowledge of sociolinguistic elements such as language varieties, dialects, registers, and the value of bilingualism/multilingualism are analyzed. Practical applications of psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic knowledge are addressed. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
      ENG 5420   General Linguistics 3 s.h.  An in-depth survey of language systems: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse. The dynamic nature of the systems is emphasized. The main schools of thought in theoretical linguistics and various methods of analysis are discussed. Students have an opportunity to engage in the systematic analysis of linguistic data on the basis of the structure, historical development, and dialects of the English language and other languages. Prerequisite: graduate standing 
      TSL 5120   Issues in TESOL: K-12 Education 1 s.h.  An overview of practical considerations of concern to teachers of English as a second language in K-12 settings. Past and current second language teaching methodologies are surveyed. The standards and benchmarks of the Michigan English Language Proficiency Standards, Michigan Curriculum Framework, and ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students are discussed and their applications to curricular planning, instruction, and assessment are analyzed. Student advocacy is discussed in the context of building partnership with students' families and communities. Students observe ESL classrooms and evaluate their experiences based on the criteria drawn from the course material. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
      TSL 5140   Applications of Language Assessment to Instruction 2 s.h.  An in-depth survey of the applications of language testing methods to second or foreign language instruction. Focus is on the ongoing nature of assessment and multiple ways to assess that are age and level appropriate. Various assessment techniques are analyzed and applied to an array of instructional settings representing diverse pedagogical, cultural, and political contexts. 
      TSL 5150   Human Development and Schooling 3 s.h.  Study of normal growth and development, birth through late adolescence with attention to the impact of physical, emotional, social, cultural, intellectual, and environmental factors on learning, language development, and literacy. 
      TSL 5190   Second Language Acquisition 3 s.h.  A survey of prominent theories and current research findings in the field of second language acquisition. Emphasis is given to the ways these theories and research shape pedagogical practices in English as a second language classrooms. Major theoretical concepts and methods of analysis in the field are discussed. Biological, cognitive, personality, and socio-cultural factors influencing second language acquisition are investigated. 
      TSL 5210   Teaching of Speaking/Listening to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of contemporary methods of teaching speaking and listening skills to learners of English as a second or foreign language. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. Several methods, along with their strengths and limitations, are addressed in detail. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring oral skills are presented. Students have an opportunity to conduct various oral language teaching activities. 
      TSL 5220   Teaching of Reading/Vocabulary to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of methods of developing literacy skills in learners of English as a second or foreign language, based on the knowledge of linguistic systems. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. Various instructional methods are presented; their theoretical underpinnings and rationales for their use are examined. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring reading skills are presented. An integrated approach is emphasized. Students have an opportunity to conduct an array of teaching activities pertinent to reading and vocabulary instruction. 
      TSL 5240   Teaching  of Writing to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of methods of teaching writing to learners of English as a second or foreign language. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. The systematic features of the English spelling are addressed. The stages of a writing process are investigated. Students have an opportunity to engage in individual and group writing in various genres. The influence of culture on writing styles is addressed. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring writing skills are presented. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
      TSL 6200   Language & Culture 2 s.h.  A study of interface between language and culture. Various aspects and purposes of culture are analyzed in reference to language. Focus is on cross-cultural communication and acquisition of a foreign culture. The main premises of the American culture are contrasted with the premises of other cultures to exemplify issues in cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
      TSL 6300   Practicum 2 s.h.  An instructor-supervised classroom practicum during which students implement various methods of teaching and assessing learners of English as a second or foreign language. Emphasis is given to guided reflections on teaching skills of students. Prerequisite: prior completion of or simultaneous enrollment in TSL 5210, TSL 5220, TSL 5240, and TSL 5250. 
MATESOL Teaching English as a Second Language    
   ENG 5410   Issues in Psycholinguistics & Sociolinguistics 3 s.h.  A survey of issues focused on language: its systematic nature, acquisition, and functioning. Current theories and research findings pertinent to biological, cognitive, sociocultural, and political aspects of language acquisition and language functioning are reviewed. Knowledge of sociolinguistic elements such as language varieties, dialects, registers, and the value of bilingualism/multilingualism are analyzed. Practical applications of psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic knowledge are addressed. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
   ENG 5420   General Linguistics 3 s.h.  An in-depth survey of language systems: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse. The dynamic nature of the systems is emphasized. The main schools of thought in theoretical linguistics and various methods of analysis are discussed. Students have an opportunity to engage in the systematic analysis of linguistic data on the basis of the structure, historical development, and dialects of the English language and other languages. Prerequisite: graduate standing 
   TSL 5140   Applications of Language Assessment to Instruction 2 s.h.  An in-depth survey of the applications of language testing methods to second or foreign language instruction. Focus is on the ongoing nature of assessment and multiple ways to assess that are age and level appropriate. Various assessment techniques are analyzed and applied to an array of instructional settings representing diverse pedagogical, cultural, and political contexts. 
   TSL 5190   Second Language Acquisition 3 s.h.  A survey of prominent theories and current research findings in the field of second language acquisition. Emphasis is given to the ways these theories and research shape pedagogical practices in English as a second language classrooms. Major theoretical concepts and methods of analysis in the field are discussed. Biological, cognitive, personality, and socio-cultural factors influencing second language acquisition are investigated. 
   TSL 5210   Teaching of Speaking/Listening to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of contemporary methods of teaching speaking and listening skills to learners of English as a second or foreign language. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. Several methods, along with their strengths and limitations, are addressed in detail. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring oral skills are presented. Students have an opportunity to conduct various oral language teaching activities. 
   TSL 5220   Teaching of Reading/Vocabulary to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of methods of developing literacy skills in learners of English as a second or foreign language, based on the knowledge of linguistic systems. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. Various instructional methods are presented; their theoretical underpinnings and rationales for their use are examined. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring reading skills are presented. An integrated approach is emphasized. Students have an opportunity to conduct an array of teaching activities pertinent to reading and vocabulary instruction. 
   TSL 5240   Teaching  of Writing to ESL Students 3 s.h.  A survey of methods of teaching writing to learners of English as a second or foreign language. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. The systematic features of the English spelling are addressed. The stages of a writing process are investigated. Students have an opportunity to engage in individual and group writing in various genres. The influence of culture on writing styles is addressed. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring writing skills are presented. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
   TSL 5250   Teaching of Grammar to ESL Students 2 s.h.  A survey of methods of teaching grammar to learners of English as a second or foreign language. Current research findings in the field are analyzed and evaluated. Pedagogically relevant grammatical structures of the English language are reviewed and the instructional challenges they pose are addressed. Students have an opportunity to prepare and conduct grammar lessons. The criteria for selecting appropriate instructional materials are discussed. Different classroom assessment techniques measuring progress in acquiring grammar skills are presented. 
   TSL 6200   Language & Culture 2 s.h.  A study of interface between language and culture. Various aspects and purposes of culture are analyzed in reference to language. Focus is on cross-cultural communication and acquisition of a foreign culture. The main premises of the American culture are contrasted with the premises of other cultures to exemplify issues in cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
   TSL 6300   Practicum 2 s.h.  An instructor-supervised classroom practicum during which students implement various methods of teaching and assessing learners of English as a second or foreign language. Emphasis is given to guided reflections on teaching skills of students. Prerequisite: prior completion of or simultaneous enrollment in TSL 5210, TSL 5220, TSL 5240, and TSL 5250. 
   TSL 6900   Research Seminar in TESOL 3 s.h.  A survey of current research approaches and techniques used in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Focus is on informing instruction through implementation of current research findings. Students evaluate research studies in the field and are expected to design their own research projects. Ethical considerations in research and teaching are analyzed in a cross-cultural context 
   Development opt 5150/5000 (2 s.h. to be chosen)    
      TSL 5000   Current Developments in Teaching and Learning Theory 2 s.h.  A critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. An investigation of the theoretical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of various theories of learning as applied to effective instruction; recent trends and traditional theories which contribute to excellence in the teaching and learning process. 
      TSL 5150   Human Development and Schooling 3 s.h.  Study of normal growth and development, birth through late adolescence with attention to the impact of physical, emotional, social, cultural, intellectual, and environmental factors on learning, language development, and literacy. 
   Issues option             (1 s.h. to be chosen)    
      TSL 5110   Issues in TESOL: Adult Education 1 s.h.  An overview of practical considerations of concern to teachers of English as a second or foreign language to adults. Past and current second and foreign language teaching methodologies are surveyed. Student advocacy is discussed in the context of social, political, and legal ramifications governing the lives of foreign students, workers, and immigrants in the United States. Students observe ESL classrooms and evaluate their experiences based on the criteria drawn from the course material. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
      TSL 5120   Issues in TESOL: K-12 Education 1 s.h.  An overview of practical considerations of concern to teachers of English as a second language in K-12 settings. Past and current second language teaching methodologies are surveyed. The standards and benchmarks of the Michigan English Language Proficiency Standards, Michigan Curriculum Framework, and ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students are discussed and their applications to curricular planning, instruction, and assessment are analyzed. Student advocacy is discussed in the context of building partnership with students' families and communities. Students observe ESL classrooms and evaluate their experiences based on the criteria drawn from the course material. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
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