2018-2019 Catalog

Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) Option (30 units)

The Master of Arts in English Option in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) is a 30-unit program of study designed for graduate students planning careers in TESL/TEFL at the secondary school or college level in this country or abroad. This program combines upper division and graduate level course work in English and linguistics.

Requirements

A.  Prerequisites

1.  Required Prerequisite Courses:

ENG 311Phonology

3

ENG 312Morphology

3

ENG 315 English Syntax: Generative-Transformational

3

2.  A minimum of one year's work in a foreign language.

B.  Required Courses (30 units):

ENG 513History of English Language

3

ENG 514American English

3

ENG 581Semantics Pragmatics Discourse

3

ENG 582Seminar: Linguistic Analysis

3

ENG 583Seminar: Psycholinguistics

3

or

ENG 584Seminar: Sociolinguistics

3

ENG 585Second Language Acquisition

3

ENG 586Teaching Language and Literature in the ESL Context

3

ENG 587Seminar: Current Issues in TESL/Applied Linguistics

3

ENG 588Pedagogical Grammar for TESOL

3

ENG 592Seminar: Topics in Linguistics

3

C. A passing score on Comprehensive Examinations.

D. Select a practicum with the prior approval of the TESL Coordinator.