TESOL

A division of Cook School of Intercultural Studies

Faculty

Dean: Bulus Galadima, Ph.D.
Chair: Kitty Purgason, Ph.D.
Professor: Lessard-Clouston, Liang, Purgason
Assistant Professor: Barber, Floyd

Courses

TESOL (INTE)

INTE 309 - Grammar for English Teachers Credits 3

Study of major features of standard American English structure, with applications for ESL/EFL teachers. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

INTE 312 - Essentials of TESOL Credits 3

A practical course giving the skills and knowledge needed to gain foundational competence in teaching the English language. Includes methods and techniques, English pronunciation and grammar, teaching materials, culture and communicating values. Notes: Does not count toward the TESOL minor program. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 410 - Principles of Second Language Acquisition Credits 3

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to second language acquisition. How people learn second languages will be approached from several perspectives including the research evidence, the learner's program, and the learning environment. This is an integrative theory course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INAL 300 and INTE 421, or the equivalent.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 421 - Introduction to TESOL: Adult Credits 3

Basic concepts, methods and techniques of teaching English (ESL or EFL) to speakers of other languages. Introduces principles of second language learning along with techniques for teaching both separate and integrated skills to adult or post-secondary students. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 422 - Introduction to TESOL: K–12 Credits 3

Examination of rationale, methods and materials for teaching English in elementary and secondary multilingual classrooms. Assessment, the role of the primary language, and techniques for teaching oral and written language are also covered. Notes: Elective only. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 427 - Materials Evaluation and Preparation Credits 3

Principles of ESL/EFL materials design to enable teachers to (a) evaluate and adapt published materials and (b) prepare their own materials. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421 or ENGL 353.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 430 - TESOL and Literature Credits 3

Consideration of theory and method for teaching literature to non-native speakers, together with development of (1) a corpus of literary selections suitable for the ESL/EFL context, and (2) specific lesson plans. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421 or ENGL 353.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 433 - Ethics, Values, and Intercultural Communication for TESOL Professionals Credits 3

This course develops professionalism in ESOL teachers in three areas: effective intercultural communication, appropriate communication of different worldviews and values, and ethics for teachers in various contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 480 - English: Past, Present and Future Credits 3

Historical and social survey of the development of the English language from a small tribal language to the widespread international language it is today. Possible future trends also discussed. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 485 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Notes: Course may be taken multiple times for credit with different content. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 486 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Notes: Course may be taken multiple times for credit with different content. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 491 - Field Practicum in TESOL Credits 3

Intensive ESL/EFL classroom teaching in a field setting, typically as part of a supervised team working with a voluntary agency. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

INTE 492 - Practicum in TESOL I Credits 3

Structured practice teaching in an ESL classroom under the supervision of a master teacher, plus weekly group discussion of issues in language pedagogy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: INTE 421.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $150.