Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL620 International Perspectives and Principles of Second Language Teaching (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): ESL600  
This course focuses on international perspectives of English language teaching, the ways the English language has been impacted by modern globalization, and principles of English language instruction in worldwide contexts. Major topics include sociocultural and sociolinguistic issues and pedagogical implications, the impact of global perspectives of English as an international language, World Englishes, and underlying implications of trends in international beliefs about English language teaching.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of using multiple forms of instructional approaches to address different learning styles, background experiences, and performance modes of English learners. (B1)
  2. Articulate how cultural practices may differ and how these differences may affect the way students learn. (D1)
  3. Describe how the students’ environment, including family circumstances, community systems, and health and economic conditions, may influence learning. (D3)
  4. Explain the limitations of using traditional assessment procedures in the identification and placement of English learners in academic programs, including gifted and special education programs. (F2)
  5. Apply formal and informal second language assessment tools, including item and test construction methods appropriate for English learners. (F1, F3)
  6. Consider basic linguistic concepts and features of English, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics as they relate to the second language classroom. (G1, G2)
  7. Relate knowledge of the English language and its history and development to other languages. (G3, G4)
  8. Articulate how cultural and social differences are reflected through cultural pluralism in the United States. (I1)
  9. Identify specific examples of how cultural, linguistic, ethnic, regional, and gender differences affect communication in the classroom. (I3)

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