TESOL

ISTE 501 - Introduction to TEFLCredits 3

The basics of teaching English as a foreign language. Includes an introduction to methods and techniques, teaching materials, grammar, and communicating values. Assignments include supervised observation and practice teaching. Note(s): Does not count toward the department's graduate certificate or M.A. in TESOL.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 505 - Foundations of TESOLCredit 1

An introductory course orienting new online graduate students to requirements and expectations of the MA TESOL program, including key concepts and resources in TESOL, and helping students build community and plan their program.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 509 - Structure of EnglishCredits 3

Study of the syntax of English in preparation for teaching non-native speakers. Theoretical insights taken from several approaches to grammar.
Note(s): May also be completed as a Field Studies course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: Exam $100.

ISTE 511 - Structure of English — ChallengeCredits 3

Students who have taken a course similar to ISTE 509 may petition the faculty to earn credit by means of a challenge exam and some additional coursework.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: Exam $100.

ISTE 512 - Essentials of TESOLCredits 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. Note(s): Does not count toward the department's graduate certificate or M.A. in TESOL.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 525 - Introduction to TESOL—AdultCredits 3

An introduction to the field of TESOL at the post-secondary and adult levels dealing with learner needs, approaches to and methods of teaching, techniques for the four skills, lesson planning and classroom management. May also be completed as a Field Studies course. Note(s): May be taken concurrently with other TESOL courses.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 526 - Introduction to TESOL — K–12Credits 3

An introduction to the field of TESOL at the primary and secondary levels in U.S. multilingual classrooms. The role of the primary language, methods and techniques for teaching the four skills, and assessment are also covered.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 527 - Materials Evaluation and PreparationCredits 3

Principles of ESL/EFL materials design. Enables teachers to evaluate and adapt published materials, prepare their own materials, and use a variety of media, including video and computers.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 528 - Introduction to TESOL — ChallengeCredits 3

Students who have taken a course similar to ISTE 525 may petition the faculty to earn credit by means of a challenge exam.
Note(s): May be taken concurrently with other TESOL courses.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: Exam $100.

ISTE 541 - Intercultural Communication for TeachersCredits 3

Study of cultural contexts of English as an international language, culture in the language class and intercultural communication with the goal of increasing intercultural understanding and teaching effectiveness.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 560 - Communicating Values Through TESOLCredit 1

Exploration of ways in which TESOL may be used to promote crosscultural understanding through the communication of different worldviews and values. Includes ethical considerations.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 580 - English: Past, Present and FutureCredits 2-3

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 are also discussed.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 581 - Topics in TESOLCredits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken multiple times for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Readings in Language Learning Strategies; Teaching Pronunciation; TESOL and the Teaching of Literature; Readings in Cultural and Language Learning; Teaching EFL to Children.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 582 - Topics in TESOLCredits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken multiple times for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Readings in Language Learning Strategies; Teaching Pronunciation; TESOL and the Teaching of Literature; Readings in Cultural and Language Learning; Teaching EFL to Children.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 614 - Second Language AcquisitionCredits 3

Examination of the various factors, especially individual, sociological, and psychological, which enter into the process of acquiring a second language. Includes discussion of learning strategies as well as autonomous learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 621 - Classroom Research in TESOLCredits 3

Introduction to classroom-based research, in-depth examination of various methods and techniques of TESOL, and introduction to teacher training and program administration.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 627 - Vocabulary Learning and TeachingCredits 1-3

Study of English vocabulary, how it is learned, and best taught to non-native speakers. Research and theory inform learning issues and teaching practices. Examination of relevant materials and resources further supports vocabulary learning and teaching.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 632 - Language Testing and AssessmentCredits 3

Examination of theory and practice of standardized language tests along with teacher-developed assessment instruments for different language skill areas.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 635 - Technology for Language Learning and TeachingCredits 2-3

Exploration through reading, discussion, and hands-on experience of how technology can be creatively exploited as a teaching, learning and assessment tool to support language learning.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 642 - Teaching Second Language WritingCredits 1-3

Investigation of the nature of second language writing and characteristics of second language writers. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic writing at various levels in the ESL and EFL context.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 644 - Discourse and Language TeachingCredits 3

Conversation analysis, the analysis of written texts, and discourse across cultures. Focus will be on discourse in the classroom and pedagogical applications.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 646 - Teaching Second Language ReadingCredits 1-3

Study of theory and practice in second language reading. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic reading at various levels in the ESL and EFL context.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 664 - English for Specific PurposesCredits 3

Exploration of issues involved in teaching English to specific groups of students, especially those in scientific, technical, and vocational fields.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 665 - Course Design in TESOLCredits 2-3

How to develop a language program and design a language course, including needs assessment, methodology choices, goals specifications and implementation issues.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 690 - Independent StudyCredits 1-3

Individual work, directed reading, or special problems in TESOL. Such work must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 691 - Field Practicum in TESOLCredits 2-3

Intensive ESL/EFL classroom teaching in a field setting, typically as part of a supervised team working with a voluntary agency. Note(s): Elective.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

ISTE 692 - Practicum in TESOL IICredits 3

Extensive independent teaching in an ESL classroom under the general supervision of a master teacher, plus weekly group discussion of issues in language pedagogy. Credit for course may be earned, on the basis of some field-based situations, by portfolio assessment.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: Lab $100.

ISTE 693 - PortfolioCredit 1

Documentation of accomplishments in the area of teaching, research, and professional development. Details can be found in the ALT Handbook.
Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 694 - Practicum in TESOL — ChallengeCredits 3

Credit for course may be earned on the basis of some fieldbased situations by portfolio assessment (as detailed in the ALT Handbook).
Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: $50.

ISTE 695 - Research SeminarCredit 1

Guidance in the development of a thesis or research paper. Students produce a preliminary thesis statement, proposal, outline, and working bibliography.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 696 - Research PaperCredit 1

A paper based on classroom research, literature review, or the design of a syllabus or appropriate teaching materials.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 695.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 699 - M.A. ThesisCredits 3

Research for and writing of an M.A. thesis. Students permitted to write a thesis will not be required to do a portfolio.
Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 695 or equivalent and consent of M.A. committee.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 714 - Second Language AcquisitionCredits 3

Examination of the various factors, especially individual, sociological, and psychological, which enter into the process of acquiring a second language. Includes discussion of learning strategies as well as autonomous learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 721 - Advanced Methods and Techniques in TESOLCredits 3

Introduction to classroom-based research, in-depth examination of various methods and techniques of TESOL, and introduction to teacher training and program administration.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 727 - Vocabulary Learning and TeachingCredits 1-3

Study of English vocabulary, how it is learned and best taught to non-native speakers. Research and theory inform learning issues and teaching practices. Examination of relevant materials and resources further supports vocabulary learning and teaching.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 732 - Language Testing and AssessmentCredits 3

Examination of theory and practice of standardized language tests along with teacher-developed assessment instruments for different language skill areas.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 742 - Teaching Second Language WritingCredits 1-3

Investigation of the nature of second language writing and characteristics of second language writers. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic writing at various levels in the ESL and EFL context.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 744 - Discourse and Language TeachingCredits 3

Conversation analysis, the analysis of written texts, and discourse across cultures. Focus will be on discourse in the classroom and pedagogical applications.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 746 - Teaching Second Language ReadingCredits 1-3

Study of theory and practice in second language reading. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic reading at various levels in the ESL and EFL context.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 765 - Course Design in TESOLCredits 3

How to develop a language program and design a language course, including needs assessment, methodology choices, goals specifications and implementation issues.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 799 - Research Continuous RegistrationCredits 0

Students who are not registered for any other courses and who need extra time are required to register for this course each semester to maintain their degree status.
Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: $100.

ISTE 881 - Topics in TESOLCredits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Doctoral Level.

ISTE 882 - Topics in TESOLCredits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Courses may be taken twice for credit with a different topic.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISTE 890 - Independent StudyCredits 1-3

Individual work, directed reading, or special problems in applied linguistics. Such work must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.