2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

ESL 517 Language Foundations for Teachers

This course provides an introduction to language systems (phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and semantics) as they relate to practical English language teaching.  Emphasis is given to the roles of pragmatics, grammar, and pronunciation in the development of communicative competence.  Students explore these language systems through interactive methods designed to simulate teaching in a language classroom.  3 credits