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The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This certificate provides training in the theory and practice of TESOL, with application to a wide variety of teaching circumstances.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 21-22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

A GPA of 2.5 is required for all courses taken for the certificate.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An introduction to linguistics. Topics include language acquisition, language structure, language variation, and languages of the world. This course is required for CLAD and BCLAD credentials as well as credential programs beginning in the fall of 2003 under SB 2042 standards. 3 hours lecture. (003450)
This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. 3 hours lecture. (003527)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
Introduction to major issues in second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours seminar. (003540)
An examination of recent psycholinguistic theory and research in the field of reading as a language process, with practical experience in reading instruction. 3 hours seminar. (003535)

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 and ENGL 335 are strongly recommended.
Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major. 3 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003539)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
Study of syntax and morphology, focusing on similarities and differences among languages from the viewpoint of both form and function. 3 hours seminar. (003531)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 371.
Study of world's sound systems as well as the relevant phonetics and morphology with an emphasis on English and second language acquisition. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003533)
A comprehensive exploration of semantics, including theories of meaning, relationship between semantics and conceptual structure, semantics and cognition in language acquisition, and the relationship between meaning and use. 3 hours lecture. (003534)
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