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Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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Course Listing

Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

A&HL 4000 Introduction to linguistics

Survey of cognitive and social approaches to the study of language, language acquisition, language systems, 20th century movements in linguistics, language varieties and attitudes, forms and functions of language in the classroom. For non-majors only. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4001 Sociolinguistics and education

This course looks at language variation based on social class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender; cross-cultural pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, code-switching, language planning, and World Englishes. Pedagogical implications. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): Kirby Grabowski, Hansun Waring

A&HL 4003 Schools of linguistic analysis

This course offers a comparative examination of major approaches to linguistics analysis, specifically systemic and transformational, with particular reference to pedagogical applications. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): Howard Williams

A&HL 4005 Semantic systems and the lexicon

A comparative examination of lexical semantic systems of English and other languages, with particular reference to the teaching and learning of vocabulary. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Franklin Horowitz

A&HL 4085 Pedagogical English grammar

A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Carolin Fuchs, Kirby Grabowski, Vivian Lindhardsen, Howard Williams

A&HL 4087 Introduction to second language acquisition

Prerequisite: A&HL 4085; A&HL 4101. Survey of models and basic principles of second language acquisition and examination of how language acquisition research can inform language teaching, learning, and policy. Offered in fall and spring only. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han

A&HL 4088 Second language assessment

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087 or permission of instructor. Priority given to M.A. Applied Linguistics/TESOL students in their last semester. Introduction to language assessment practices including test design, construction, scoring, analysis and reporting; introduction to measurement concepts and basic statistics; and use of SPSS. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Kirby Grabowski, James Purpura

A&HL 4101 Phonetics and phonology
An examination of the sound and orthographic systems of English, with reference to other languages and problems of learning and teaching English.
Instructor(s): Catherine Box, Howard Williams

A&HL 4104 Discourse analysis

Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Introduction to spoken and written discourse analysis with an overview of various approaches. Development of transcription skills with application of teaching and research. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Catherine Box, Hansun Waring

A&HL 4105 Conversation analysis

This course offers a general introduction to conversation analysis (CA) by considering CA's methodological principles and analytical concepts along with its wealth of classic findings on spoken interaction. Through an in-depth look into exemplary studies as well as a series of data sessions, the course also provides basic training in conducting CA analysis. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): Hansun Waring

A&HL 4106 Text and textuality

Permission of instructor. Explores various viewpoints on the production and comprehension of connected discourse, both written and oral, with reference to cohesive devices, rhetorical structures, and the general pragmatics of communication, with attention to pedagogical applications. Offered spring semester only. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Howard Williams

A&HL 4185 Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of K-12 ESL
This course examines subject matter education for ESL students in K-12 setting. Students investigate best practices within the mainstream setting with a view to helping ESL students gain access to core subject matter knowledge. Special fee: $20.
Instructor(s): Luciana de Oliveira

A&HL 4907 Research and independent study: Applied linguistics
Permission of instructor required. Research under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others. Course may be taken more than once.
Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han, James Purpura

A&HL 5008 Interlanguage analysis

This course investigates processes underlying second language development/non-development. Guided by the instructor, studetns will examine empirical SLA studies and be introduced to ways of conducting interlanguage analysis. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han

A&HL 5085 Advanced syntax

Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Survey of generative syntax. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Howard Williams

A&HL 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL

Permission of instructor required. Required field observation for students in the K-12 certification track. Course may be taken more than once. Special Fee: $15 


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han, James Purpura

A&HL 5507 Research paper: TESOL/Applied linguistics

Research paper in TESOL/Applied linguistics. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 5512 Historical perspectives on language testing research

This course examines the major issues and debates in language testing research since the 1960s. It explores controversies related to the nature of language ability, test authenticity, test score generalizability, performance assessment, and test validation. It also involves discussion of problems and future directions of language testing. Special fee $15.


Instructor(s): James Purpura

A&HL 5519 Instructed second language acquisition and assessment

Prerequisite: A&HL 4088. Examines how teaching, learning and assessment of grammar have been conceptualized, researched and explained in recent decades. Explores differing conceptualizations of language ability as a basis for teaching grammar under different conditions and as a basis for measuring and explaining grammatical acquisition. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Vivian Lindhardsen, James Purpura

A&HL 5575 Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods with discussion of major research paradigms (experimental, ethnographic, introspective, questionnaire, etc.) and critical review of professional literature in applied linguistics and TESOL. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Kirby Grabowski, ZhaoHong Han, James Purpura

A&HL 6000 Second language test validation

This course addresses the notion of validity and the process of validation in second language (L2) assessment. More specifically, it focuses on conceptual issues related to the establishment of internal and external validity in L2 assessments and other measuring instruments (e.g., questionnaires). The course aims not only to introduce students to the range of multivariate analytical methods (i.e., factor analysis and structural equation modeling) for answering complex questions but also to introduce students to how these analyses would be carried out so that claims of validity can be established and justified empirically. Finally, this course introduces students to data analysis using SPSS and EQS.


Instructor(s): James Purpura

A&HL 6031 Advanced conversation analysis

This course is designed to help students pursue further interests in CA as a methodology as well as its vast body of findings on language and social interaction . Aside from considering the various methodological issues related to CA, three main themes will be explored: (1) turn-taking and sequencing beyond the basics; (2) tacit practices in interaction (gesture, prosody, and discourse markers in interaction; cf. contextualization cues); (3) membership categorization device (MCD). The class will be conducted in a format that combines lectures, critical readings analyses, and data sessions. Special fee: $15.



Instructor(s): Hansun Waring

A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment

This course explores the major issues and debates that have ensued both in the field of second and foreign language classroom-based assessment and in mainstream classroom assessment. Focus will be placed on classroom-based language assessment research and practice in the context of processing. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): James Purpura

A&HL 6060 Generalizability theory for second language assessment research

This course introduces students to an overview of generalizability (G) theory and its application in the context of second language (L2) assessment. The goals of this course are to provide the theoretical basis for G-theory in order for students to become well-informed consumers of research in this area and to provide students with the tools necessary to design empirical studies using G-theory analyses in L2 assessment contexts. Special fee: $15.

 


Instructor(s): Kirby Grabowski

A&HL 6087 Advanced second language acquisition

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. Examines theoretical and empirical issues in SLA research. Reading and discussion of selected state-of-the-art articles that address, critically and substantively, topics that are of fundamental interest to SLA researchers. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han

A&HL 6089 Second language performance assessment

This course focuses on the application of Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MFRM) to the examination of questions in applied linguistics related to second language (L2) performance assessment. In addition to examining how performance assessments have been conceptualized and investigated in applied linguistics research, students will have multiple opportunities to perform analyses of L2 performance data using MFRM. Students will learn to use Winsteps and Facets for these analyses. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Kirby Grabowski, James Purpura

A&HL 6207 Advanced fieldwork in applied linguistics and TESOL

Permission of instructor required. Opportunity for qualified students, individually or in small groups, to develop and pursue projects, in consultation with an advisor, in schools, communities, and other field settings. Course may be taken more than once. Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han, James Purpura, Hansun Waring

A&HL 6407 Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL

Faculty.


Instructor(s): ZhaoHong Han, James Purpura

A&HL 6507 Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics and TESOL

Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Hansun Waring

A&HL 6586 Seminar in observation

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A&HL 6587 Seminar in second language acquisition: Acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics
Permission of instructor required. Pre-requisite: A&HL 4104 or permission of instructor. Research on acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics. Special fee: $20.

A&HL 7507 Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics and TESOL

Special fee: $15.


Instructor(s): Hansun Waring