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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.

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. 

A&HL 4003 Schools of Linguistic Analysis

This course offers a comparative examination of major approaches to linguistic analysis, specifically systematic and transformational, with particular reference to pedagogical applications.

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.

A&HL 4030 Second Language Literacy Development

Provides an introduction to the theory, research, and instructional practices relevant to reading and writing development for second-language learners.

A&HL 4076 TESOL Methodologies for PK-6

Teaching ESL to elementary students focusing on early literacy development and content instruction. 

A&HL 4077 TESOL Classroom Practices

Introduction to the major language teaching methods and approaches that have been influential in the 20th century. 

A&HL 4078 TESOL Materials

Practice in designing, developing, and evaluating ESL or EFL materials used for students in different settings.

A&HL 4080 Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Supports teachers in mainstream classrooms grades PK-12 in building a knowledge base and repertoire of instructional strategies for teaching English language learners in content area classrooms.

A&HL 4085 Pedagogical English grammar

A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar. 

A&HL 4086 Language Classroom Observation

Introduction to the systematic observation of teaching in diverse contexts. 

A&HL 4087 Introduction to second language acquisition

Prerequisite: A&HL 4085; A&HL 4101. An introduction to the field of second language acquisition with a focus on the mechanisms driving, and factors influencing, second language learning. 

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. 

A&HL 4089 Teaching writing to ESL students

An introduction to the theory and practice of teaching second language writing to multilingual, multicultural writers in a wide range of educational contexts.

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.

A&HL 4104 Discourse analysis

Introduction to discourse analysis organized around four themes: discourse and structure, discourse and social action, discourse and identity, and discourse and ideology.

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. 

A&HL 4106 Text and Textuality

Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. 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. 

A&HL 4162 Specialized TESOL Methodology: Cooperative Learning ESL Classroom

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4164 TESOL Methodologies: Language for Specific Purposes

This workshop is designed to introduce techniques for teaching English to students with limited literacy and/or formal schooling in their first language. Special attention will be given to activity and materials development, and to teaching grammar without relying on reading and writing. We will discuss potential academic strengths and weaknesses of students with limited formal schooling, as well as the importance of teacher talk/teacher input for this population. Additionally, we will look at techniques for integrating students with limited literacy into classrooms where most students can read and write.

A&HL 4165 TESOL Methodologies: English for Academic Purposes

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4166 TESOL Methodologies: Computer-assisted Language Learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4167 TESOL Methodologies: Media-assisted Language Learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4168 TESOL Methodologies: Culture and Second Language Teaching

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4169 TESOL Methodologies: Literature in the ESOL Class

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4171 TESOL Methodologies for 7-12

Teaching ESL to secondary students, focusing on content area ESL and second language literacy. 

A&HL 4172 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching EFL to Children

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4173 TESOL methodologies: Task-based language learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4174 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Second Language Grammar

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4175 TESOL Methodologies: Facilitating Autonomy in Language Learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4176 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Listening

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4177 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Speaking

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4178 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Reading

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4179 TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Writing

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4180 TESOL methodologies: Trends in TESOL metholodogies

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4181 Specialized TESOL Methodology: Integrated Skills

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.

A&HL 4185 Pedagogical Approaches in the Content Areas for Teachers of PK-12 ESL

This course examines subject matter education for ESL students in PK-12 setting. Students investigate best practices within the mainstream setting with a view to helping ESL students gain access to core subject matter knowledge.

A&HL 4500 Advanced English Language Study

Developmental ESL for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their academic writing and speaking skills; emphasis on writing research papers or giving oral presentations in graduate seminars or other professional venues. Topics and emphasis change each term. Course may be taken more than once. Limit 1 point for TESOL and Applied Linguistics students, and point does not count toward degree; out of program students may take it for 2 points.

A&HL 4776 Supervised Student Teaching in TESOL: PK-6

Permission of instructor required.  A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-6 (Preschool to 12th grade).

A&HL 4777 Supervised Student Teaching in TESOL: 7-12

Permission of instructor required. A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-12 (Preschool to 12th grade).

A&HL 4819 Experiences in Learning Another Language: Trends

A series of workshops designed to provide language teachers with an opportunity to learn a foreign language through a brief immersion experience so that they can reflect upon the experience from a learner's perspective. Methods vary from term to term. These workshops may be taken more than once pending advisor's approval. 

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.

A&HL 4997 TESOL/AL MA Project Writing

The purpose of the course is to support Applied Linguistics and TESOL General Track students in the process of developing their MA project. This course will provide structured support for students who would like to know more about academic writing in the context of their MA projects.

A&HL 5008 Interlanguage Analysis

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

A&HL 5011 Technology-based Language Teaching and Material Design

Focuses on how social media and Internet-mediated communication are used in language teaching. Main emphasis is placed on fostering intercultural learning and multiliteracies in hybrid or blended instruction formats.  

A&HL 5020 Interactional Sociolinguistics

This course offers a general introduction to Interactional Sociolinguistics (IS) as an approach to discourse analysis. Aside from introducing classical concepts as well as their applications, major analytical themes such as conversation style, cross-cultural communications, gender and discourse, and discourse and identity will be explored through critical reading analyses of a series of relevant empirical studies.

A&HL 5085 Advanced Syntax

Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Survey of generative syntax.

A&HL 5087 SLA in the Classroom

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. This course provides an interface between second language acquisition (SLA) theories and classroom practices through: (a) exploring the practical implications of SLA research for second language teaching and (b) offering an arena for critical reflections on past and current teaching practices.

A&HL 5105 Classroom Discourse

This course offers a general introduction to the study of classroom discourse. Through critical reading analyses of a body of classic and current work, students will become familiar with how systematic analyses of classroom interaction are conducted in a variety of classroom contexts. The goal is to cultivate an appreciation for the major findings in the study of classroom discourse and to develop an ability to perform disciplined analyses of such interaction. 

A&HL 5106 Language Socialization

An introduction to the field of language socialization. Through critical reading analyses of a body of classic and current work, students will become familiar with the theoretical background of language socialization as well as how systematic analyses of both first and second language socialization are conducted both in and outside homes. The goal is to cultivate an appreciation for the major findings in the study of language socialization and to develop an ability to perform disciplined analyses of social interaction from the language socialization perspective. 

A&HL 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL

Required field observation for students in the PK-12 certification track. Course may be taken more than once. 

A&HL 5301 Practicum I : Integrated Skills

Prerequisite: A&HL 4077, A&HL 4085, and A&HL 4101. Helps student teachers refine their understanding of, and skills in, implementing and reflecting on their English language teaching. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 5383 Specialized Practicum for ESOL Teachers: In-service II

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5507 Research Paper: TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Research paper in TESOL/Applied linguistics. 

A&HL 5512 Historical Perspectives on Language Testing Research

Permission of instructor required. 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. 

A&HL 5519 Instructed Second Language Acquisition and Assessment

Permission of instructor required. 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. 

A&HL 5575 Research Literacy in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. 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. 

A&HL 5577 Language Teacher Education: Supervision

Introduces models of language teacher supervision with required field hours.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

A&HL 6301 Practicum II: Listening

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching listening within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

 

A&HL 6302 Practicum II: Speaking

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching speaking within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 6303 Practicum II: Reading

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching reading within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP).

A&HL 6304 Practicum II: Writing

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching writing within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 6407 Internship in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Faculty.

A&HL 6507 Doctoral Seminar in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Doctoral preparation.

A&HL 6586 Seminar in Observation

Faculty.

A&HL 6587 Seminar in Second Language Acquisition: Acquisitional and Cross-cultural Pragmatics

Pre-requisite: A&HL 4104 or permission of instructor. Research on acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics. 

A&HL 7507 Dissertation Seminar in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Dissertation proposal.

A&HL 8907 Dissertation Advisement in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

This course supports doctoral students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL who are in the process of writing their dissertation.

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