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ENG51002  COMPUTERS IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING (3)
Designed for teachers of language and culture, this course explores the availability of technology, its implementation in the classroom and its integration with second language skills.
ENG51009 STUDENT TEACHING (9)
Supervised practicum in the teaching of ESL, grades P-12. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching and graduate standing.

ENG63001/73001 METHODOLOGY OF TESL 
(TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) (3)
The theory and methodology of teaching English as a second language.

ENG63033/73033  THEORIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60661. This course surveys the major theoretical approaches to language acquisition, concentrating on second language acquisition and the relationship between acquisition/learning research and second-language teaching approaches.

ENG63034/73034  LITERATE PRACTICES AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS (3)
Discussion of sociolinguistic approaches to understanding literacy, language in workplaces and classrooms, and societal multilingualism. Survey of trends in sociolinguistic thought and method.

ENG63037  PRAGMATICS OF CONVERSATION (3)
Theories of pragmatics, conversational structure and strategies with practical applications for teaching conversation strategies to foreign second language learners.

ENG63038  TEACHING LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60622. Students will explore theories of literature and culture teaching, as well as strategies for teaching literature and culture.

ENG 63039 SECOND LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AND TESTING (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60663. Students will study second-language curriculum and testing design and current issues, including oral proficiency testing.

ENG 63040 LINGUISTICS FOR THE LANGUAGE PROFESSIONS (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60601. Students will be introduced to basic linguistic issues and how these relate to the language professions. Course focuses on functional principles, especially on options to express textual, interpersonal and ideational/experiential meaning.

ENG 63041 DESCRIPTIVE GRAMMAR OF ENGLISH (3)
This course provides a description of English syntax and morphology. Presentation of material will be through rules and exposure to grammatical forms in meaningful contexts.

ENG63034 SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60665. Theory and practice in teaching second language writing. Topics will include current and historic approaches to second language writing, approaches to tutoring international students in writing centers, teacher and peer response, error correction, and technology in second language writing instruction.

ENG63035 SECOND LANGUAGE READING (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60664. Addresses a wide variety of topics related to second language reading, including theoretical perspectives, the process of learning to read, models of how reading happens, comprehension, fluency, discourse structures, strategy use, and vocabulary acquisition. Teaching issues related to second language reading will also be addressed directly, namely assessment and curriculum building.

ENG 63098 RESEARCH IN SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY (3)
Cross-listed with MCLS 60698. Students will learn how second-language research influences their teaching practices by studying research texts and recent journal articles and conducting a research project. Prerequisite: Permission.

ENG 63391/73391 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS (3)
Recent topics include Second Language Reading, Second Language Writing, and Advanced Methodology for TESL/TEFL

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