SCHOOL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
STE 690 Independent Study (1 ·3) Individual work, directed reading, or spec ial problems in TESOL. Such work must be done with the approval and supm1sion of a faculty professor of record. STE 691 Field Practicum in TESOL (2·3) In tensive ESL/ EFL classroom teach ing in a field setting, typically as part of a supervised team worki ng with a volun tary agency. Elective, by depart ment permission only. STE 692 Practicum in TESOL II (3) Extensive independent teaching in an ESL classroom under the general super· vision of a master teacher, plus weekly group discussion of issues in language pedagogy. Credit for course may be earned, in some fie ld-based situations, by portfolio assessment. Lab fee: $50. STE 695 Research Seminar (1) Guidance in the deve lopment of a thesis or research paper. Students produce a preliminary thesis state ment, proposal, outline, and working bibliography. Prerequisites: (a) permission of instructor. (b) no more than six units of course- work remain ing. STE 696 Research Paper (1) A paper based on classroom research , literature re11ew, or the design of a syl labus or appropriate teaching materials. Prerequisite: 695. STE 697 Comprehensive Examination (0) An examinat ion covering the major knowledge areas of the fie ld. or mally taken in the final semester. Stu· dents choosi ng to write a thesis will not be required to take a comprehen
degree and certificate programs, since credit is awarded for the earlier studies being updated. Prerequisite: Signifi cant background in the subject and consent of instructor. STE 580 English: Past , Present , and Future (2·3) Historical and social survey of the devel opment of the English language from a small tribal language to the widespread international language it is today. Possi ble future trends also discussed. STE 581-582 Topics in TESOL (1 ·3) Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Titles offered include: A. Materials Design for Volun tary Agencies B. Diagnosing and Treating Pronunciation Problems C. Reading in the ESL/ EFL Context D. Writing in the ESL/ EFL Context E. TESOL and the Teaching of Literature STE 621 Advanced Methods and Techniques in TESOL (3) In-depth rreatment of a variety of meth ods in TESOL and broad coverage of teaching techniques through demon
In addition to those listed above, the following courses would be appro priate for electives: STE 580 English: Past, Present, and Future ............... ...... ... ...... .2-3 STE 58 1-582 Topics in TESOL ... ... ...... 1-3 STE 64 1 Issues and Trends in TESOL.. ... ...... ........... .. ........ .3 STE 664 English for Specific Purposes ..... ....................... .. 3 STE 665 Course Design in TESOL ... 3 STE 682 Supervising and Training ESL/ EFL Teachers ............ .3 STE 69 I Field Practicum in TESOL ... ... ... .. ... ... .... .. ..2-3 SAL 511 Applied Linguistics ............ 3 SAL 584 Ar ticulatory Phonetics ...... .3 (or NLT413) SAL 585-586 Topics in Applied Linguistics .................. ...... 1-3 SAL 646 Sociolinguistics .......... ... .. ....3 SAL 648 Discourse Analysis .. ..... .... ...3 SPECIAL STUDIES The following are special studies courses to assist students in becoming proficient in written grammar and com position skills essential for effective graduate work in TESOL or applied lin guistics. Specific enrollment require ments are indicated in each course. Note: Special Studies courses may not be used to meet program graduation requirements. SS 500 Academic Writing (2) Practical instruction in grammar and composi tion skills needed to meet the demands of academic wri ting at the graduate and professional leve l. Expe rience in writing papers in relevant aca demic fie lds. Required for native Eng lish speaking students assigned by the TAL departmental Writing Proficiency Exam. Must be taken within the first
In general, STE 525 or STE 551 are prerequisites for 600 level STE courses, and SAL 507 is a prerequisite for most SAL courses. TESOL STE 509 Structure of English (3) Study of th e syntax of English in preparation fo r teaching non-native speakers. Theoretical insights taken from several approaches to grammar. STE 525 Introduction to TESOL (3) An introduction to the field of TESOL at the post-secondary and adult levels dealing with learner needs, approaches to an d methods of teach ing, tech niques for the four ski lls, lesson plan ning , classroom management , and assessment. Credit for course may be earned by examination. STE 527 Materials Evaluation and Preparation (3) Principles of ESOL materials design. Enables teachers to evaluate and adapt published materials, prepare their own materials, and use a variety of media, including video and computers. Pre requisite: 525 or 55 I. STE 541 lntercultural Communication for Teachers (3) Study of cu ltural va lues, nonverbal behavior, language and culture relation ships, and patterns of reasoning, with the goal of increasing intercultural awareness and teaching effectiveness while decrea& ing culture-based misunderstandings in and out of the classroom. STE 551 ESL Methods and Materials (3) Examination of methods and materials for teaching ESL in elementary and sec ondary multilingual classrooms. In cludes a discussion of bilingual instruction, techniques for teaching oral and written language, and assessment. STE 560 Communicating Values Through TESOL (1) Consideration of ways in which TESOL may be used to promote cross-cultural understanding through the communica tion of different worldviews and values. Prerequisite: 525 or 55 1. STE 570 Developments in TESOL (1 ·3) Readings on recent developments in major areas of the discipl ine; also may include new technical ski lls. Designed to offer an update for students with sig nificant but not current background in the discipline. Required in some pro grams to va li date studies taken more than four years ago. Does not apply toward minimum requirements for
stration, discussion , and practice. STE 632 Language Testing and Assessment (3)
Examination of (I) theory and prac tice in language testing and assessment and (2) classroom based research on second language learn ing. STE 641 Issues and Trends in TESOL (3) Current theoretical and methodologi cal trends and the 'state of the art ' in the discipline , focusi ng on major issues in both research and applica tion. Actual topics may vary depend ing on student interest. STE 664 English for Specific Purposes (3) Exploration of issues involved in teaching Engli sh to specific groups of students, especially those in scientific, technical, and vocational field s. STE 665 Course Design in TESOL (3) Examination of the communicative approach to teaching English in relation to syllabus design , curriculum develop ment, and program management. STE 682 Supervising and Training ESL/EFL Teachers (3) Development of techniques for evalu ati ng instruction, conducting in-ser vice training, and providing supervi sion to ESL/ EFL teachers, whether native English speakers or not. Stu dents wi ll have opportuniti es to gain supervisory experience through men toring one or more teacher trainees.
sive examination. STE 698 Project (1)
The final project in TESOL is in lieu of a thesis. On ly rransfer students who have written an acceptable M.A. thesis at another in stitution are eligible to do a project. Topic and scope must have department approva l before work may be started. STE 699 M.A. Thesis (3) Research for and writing of an MA. the sis. Prerequisite: 695 and conse nt of M.A. committee. Students choosing to write a thesis will not be required to take
nine units of graduate study. SS 501 Advanced Writing for Internationals (3)
Grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph development for academic writing. Cri ti cal thinking and compo sition, including extracti ng informa tion from sources, synt hes is, and proper format for wr it ten papers. Experience in writing papers in rele vant academic fields. Required for non-native English speakers assigned by the TAL departmental Writing Pro fi ciency Exam or students who have completed the Biola ESL sequence or its equivalent. Must be taken within the first 9 units of graduate study.
a comprehensive examination. STE 799 Research Continuous Registration (0)
Students who need extra time to com plete research programs such as thesis, project, or research paper are required to register for this course to maintain their degree status. Fee:$ I 00.
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