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Academic Advisor for TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Master of Arts in Linguistics with a concentration in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics with a concentration in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (degree offered by Linguistics), and Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
See also general University Graduate School requirements.
TESOL and Applied Linguistics Course Requirements
Foreign Language Requirements
Students not intending to get a master's degree with a major in applied linguistics may wish to pursue a program leading to the Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The requirements for such a certificate include 20 credit hours, approved by the department, in linguistics and applied linguistics courses. Normally, students will complete at least L503 or its equivalent, T532, T534, T535, and T550. Other hours will be selected in consultation with a departmental advisor. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) must be maintained for the 20 credit hour certificate program. The certificate is a postbaccalaureate award.
A minimum of 90 credit hours, including dissertation. Specific requirements include one graduate course each in phonetics, phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, and language acquisition, plus at least four courses in linguistics at the 600-700 levels. L653, the first half of the field methods sequence, may not be counted if it is used in partial fulfillment of the language structure requirement. Additional course requirements may be set by the student's advisory committee.
Students will plan their programs with the advisory committee, which will be responsible for counseling students with regard to the qualifying examination, setting the examination, and administering it.
Foreign Language Requirements
Ph.D. Minor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
The Department of TESOL and Applied Linguistics also offers English language improvement courses which do not carry graduate credit. The courses, designed for the international student who needs instruction in English as a second language, are T100 (0 cr.) Intensive English, and T101 (1-9 cr.) English Language Improvement.
T510 Applied Traditional and Structural English Grammar (3 cr.) An examination of pregenerative treatments of English grammar with emphasis on their pedagogical application in the teaching of English as a second language.
T511 Applied Alternate English Grammar (3 cr.) P: L503. Readings in generative theory with emphasis upon the ability to analyze within the framework of a transformational grammar. Special attention to generative treatments of English syntax for pedagogical purposes.
T514 Phonology and Second-language Learning and Teaching (3 cr.) Introduction to phonology as it applies to the learning and teaching of second languages. Does not satisfy the phonology requirement for the Ph.D. in linguistics.
T522 Survey of Applied Linguistics (3 cr.) P: L503 or equivalent. Intensive readings on selected topics relevant to the acquisition of second languages, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, testing, and research directions. Readings will, for the most part, be current and subject to change as the course is offered.
T532 Second-language Acquisition (3 cr.) A survey of the major theories of first- and second-language learning and their potential applications to language development strategies.
T534 Methods in Teaching ESL/EFL to Adults (TESOL) (3 cr.) Analyzes and critiques approaches and methods in teaching ESL/EFL to adults, including research and experiential perspectives on practice and theory. Surveys traditional and innovative approaches in language teaching, analyzes language classroom interaction, and sets language teaching in cultural and sociopolitical context. To be taken concurrently with T535 TESOL Practicum.
T535 TESOL Practicum (3 cr.) Under supervision, students teach English as a second language to adult learners. The course also provides experience in testing, placement, and materials preparation. Classroom lectures focus on issues related to the art and profession of language teaching. To be taken concurrently with L534 Linguistic Resources and the Teaching of English as a Second-language (TESOL).
T538 Second-language Writing (3 cr.) P: L503 and T532 or their equivalents. Examines the relationship of second-language writing to composition theory, writing research, second-language acquisitions, and second-language teaching. Topics include theories of second-language composition, second-language writing processes, reading as input for writing, measurement of proficiency, and individual variation.
T539 Pragmatics and Second-language Learning (3 cr.) This course familiarizes students with principles and issues in pragmatics and cross-cultural pragmatics. Students will learn appropriate data collection techniques and will collect primary data, learn to analyze spoken and written data, and discuss the application of pragmatics to language learning and teaching, cross-cultural research, and international communication.
T550 Language Testing (3 cr.) P: L503 or equivalent. Consideration of theory of assessing competence in second languages. Preparation and administration of various language testing instruments. Primary emphasis on English as a second language.
T556 The Language Laboratory: Hardware and Software (3 cr.) Instructional rationale, equipment, and practical operation of the language laboratory. Lectures on theory combined with actual use of laboratory equipment.
T560 American Culture (3 cr.) P: for international students only. A survey of issues related to the culture and character of the people of the United States. Topics include the national, social, and linguistic origins of the American people, political and social institutions, and the arts.
T600 Topics in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (3 cr.) May vary with topic. Intensive study and analysis of selected issues and problems in TESOL and applied linguistics. Topics in this course are of particular interest to the second-language practitioner. May be taken more than once with different topics.
T622 English Dialects (3 cr.) Investigation of the basic features of English dialects as formally structured systems. Attitudes toward speech and the relationship of language differences to the attainment of social and educational goals.
T632 Current Research in Second-Language Acquisition (3 cr.) P: L532. This course addresses issues in recent research in second-language acquisition. Examines selected cases illustrating the relation of second-language acquisition studies to linguistic theory. Emphasis on the collection and analysis of acquisition data.
T640 Discourse Analysis (3 cr.) Surveys theories of discourse analysis including speech acts, conversational maxims, conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, text analysis, and critical discourse analysis. Applications of those theories to areas of special interest to applied linguistics including native speaker-nonnative speaker interaction, nonnative speaker conversation, classroom discourse, and analysis of language in professional settings.
T660 Contrastive Discourse (3 cr.) P: T532 or consent of the instructor. Considers cross-cultural text organization from the native and nonnative reader's and writer's viewpoints. Various aspects of text are emphasized, including coherence and cohesion, and formal and cultural schemata in genres such as expository writing, letters, news articles, and narratives.
T690 Advanced Readings in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (1-4 cr.)
T700 Seminar on Current Issues in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (1-4 cr.) This seminar will deal with major books and articles which have defined important areas of debate in the current development of linguistic theory. The specific title will be announced well in advance of each semester. Course may be retaken for up to 12 credit hours.
T711 Seminar in Applied Linguistics (4 cr.) Selected problems in linguistics applied to language teaching. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.