Graduate TESOL Courses

Courses are designated as TESL in the class schedule

TESL 500 – Fundamentals in TESOL (3 units)

Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 303, LING 406
Prepares students for coursework offered in the M.S. TESOL and TESOL Certificate Programs and for careers in TESOL. Teacher trainees learn requisite skills for teaching ESL/ EFL classes at all levels of instruction and to be professionals in the field.

TESL 509 – Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/Speaking Focus (3)

Prerequisites: TESL 500 AND one of FREN, GRMN, JAPN, or SPAN 466 or SPAN 467 or LING 406
Theories, methods and procedures for teaching listening and speaking skills to second language learners. Planning and delivery of communicative ESL/EFL lessons.

TESL 510 – Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)

Prerequisites: TESL 500 AND one of FREN, GRMN, JAPN, or SPAN 466 or SPAN 467 or LING 406
Theories, methods and procedures for teaching functional and academic reading and writing skills to second language learners. Planning and delivery of content-based ESL/EFL lessons.

TESL 511 – Teaching English Abroad (3)

Prerequisite: TESL 500
Prepares students to understand the cultural and socio-political significance of teaching English outside the U.S. Methods, techniques, materials, classroom management and evaluation in programs abroad. Create or adapt materials for a selected country or region.

TESL 515 – Pedagogical Grammar in TESOL (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 303, LING 406, TESL 500
Systematic approach to the theories and practical aspects of teaching grammar to non-native speakers of English within a communicative frame- work. Ordering, selecting and preparing appropriate materials and activities. Expands on concepts introduced in TESL 500.

TESL 520 – Teaching Pronunciation and Oral Discourse in TESOL (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 303, LING 406, TESL 500
Prepares teacher trainees with a working knowledge of phonological and oral discourse terms and concepts; and explores strategies for designing and teaching ESL/EFL lessons that include attention to oral communication and pronunciation enhancement.

TESL 525 – Teaching Vocabulary in the ESL/EFL Classroom (3)

Prerequisite: TESL 500
Complexities of vocabulary knowledge and the linguistic and cultural aspects of vocabulary learning. Applies theories and research findings to the classroom. Instruction in contex- tualized vocabulary learning and appropriate dictionary use.

TESL 527 – Second Language Acquisition (3)

Prerequisites: TESL 500 AND one of FREN, GRMN, JAPN, or SPAN 466 or SPAN 467 or LING 406
Methodology for research in second language acquisition and development; socio-linguistic and psycholinguistic patterns in bilingualism; interactions of language and culture in the language acquisition process.

TESL 530 – Research Methods for TESOL and Applied Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite: TESL 500 or concurrent enrollment
Basic familiarity with aspects of research design, and developing an under- standing of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Training in becoming more effective consumers of research, and in conducting original empirical research.

TESL 532 – Technology in Second Language Learning (3)

Prerequisite: TESL 500, FLED 442 or valid teaching credential
Key concepts and issues in educational technology relevant to teaching second languages. Theories, practices and equipment currently used. Uses of computers, the internet, videos, etc.

TESL 540 – Teaching Adult ESL/EFL: Issues and Options (3)

Prerequisite: bachelor's degree in any subject
Review of successful adult ESL and EFL programs with a focus on policy issues. Planning appropriate instructional options for general, vocational, civic and family literacy programs. Other key topics through individualized projects.

TESL 545 – Teaching Culture in the Language Classroom (3)

Prerequisite: TESL 500
Framework for teaching culture and value systems in the second language classroom. Teaching patterns of culture, methods of cultural comparison, audio-visual materials and textbook evaluation.

TESL 560 – Second Language Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: TESL 509, 510
Theories, issues, basic statistical concepts in second language testing and techniques for second language assessment. Practice in analyzing commercial language tests and in constructing tests for classroom use.

TESL 595 – Curriculum and Program Design for TESOL (3)

Prerequisites: TESL 500, 509, 510
Approaches for curriculum planning in TESOL. Needs assessment, goal setting, syllabus design and program evaluation. Students will produce projects for a specific group and setting.

TESL 596 – TESOL Practicum (3)

Prerequisites: completion of the appropriate program core courses and consent of instructor or adviser
Teaching English to speakers of other languages at Cal State Fullerton or in other schools. Supervised by instructor and supervisors. Seminar meetings by arrangement. May be repeated for credit.

TESL 599 – Independent Graduate Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor
Supervised research projects in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
May be repeated for credit.