Multilingual Multicultural Studies

Course Descriptions

BILED-GE 2001 Bilingual and Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice
Theory, policy, and practice of bilingual education. Key topics include (1) models and programs of bilingual education; (2) policy and politics of language minority education in the U.S. and international contexts; (3) psycholinguistic perspectives on bilingualism, including bilingual language development; (4) cultural, social, and political perspectives on language minority education; and (5) evaluation of bilingual education programs. Emphasis on pedagogical implications of the above, with particular attention to native language development, and second language/literacy teaching for developmentally and linguistically diverse students. Includes 15 hours of field experiences.

TESOL-GE 2002 Teaching Second Language: Theory and Practice
The first method course for Teaching English as Second Language majors. Course contents include: Guiding principles and methodology in a variety of approaches to the teaching of second languages, specifically in developing auditory comprehension and oral production; teaching reading and writing; impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level, and educational background on language and literacy development; as well as human development processes and variations. Also included are skills in motivation, communication, and classroom management. This course includes 20 hours of field experiences in schools.

LANED-GE 2003 Linguistic Analysis
The systematic study of phonological, grammatical, and discourse systems, and of principles of language use across languages.

LANED-GE 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education
Cultural perspectives on language learning, language use, and education. Focus on sociolinguistic issues in education and pedagogical implications for linguistic and cultural minority students. Central topics include (1) cross-cultural communication in the classroom, including the role of ethnicity, race, gender, and social class; (2) the relationships between home/community language-use patterns and school achievement; (3) cultural perspectives on school-community relations; (4) cross-cultural perspectives on parenting and language socialization; (5) standard and non-standard language varieties in the classroom; and (6) effective instructional approaches for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. Includes 15 hours of field experiences.

FLGED-GE 2027 Applied Linguistics for Teachers of French
A systematic study of French grammatical, discourse, and pragmatics systems, and a practical study on form, function, and usage in French, including phonology, syntax and socio-linguistics.

FLGED-GE 2018 Teaching Foreign Languages to Elementary School Children
Modes of learning, methods, instructional strategies, language and literacy development, and resources for teaching foreign languages to elementary school children. Emphasis is on the development of literacy and communicative skills. 15 hours of field observation included.

TESOL-GE 2039 Advanced Individual Projects in MMS
Under the guidance of a graduate advisor, each student conducts his/her advanced individual research project on second language learning and teaching, and means to update knowledge and skills in the subject(s) taught and in pedagogy. This course fulfills the terminating experience requirement of the master's program.

LANED-GE 2040 Teaching Second Language in a Technological Society
Focuses on the uses of technology, including instructional and assistive technology, in language teaching and learning, as well as skill in using technology and teaching students to use technology to enhance language learning and develop communicative skills.

LANED-GE 2060 Language Evaluation and Assessment
Approaches to methods of language assessment and evaluation. Formal and informal methods of assessing language proficiency, literacy, and second language development. Standardized testing and other formative and summative methods of assessment, including portfolio assessment and classroom tests development. Also included are skills needed to analyze one's own teaching practice, and to use this information to plan or modify instruction through use of various resources in order to enhance student learning.

LANED-GE 2099 Culminating Experience in MMS
The culminating and integrative experience of the master's program. Understand and critique research in second/foreign language acquisition and learning, conduct an individual research project under the guidance of a graduate advisor, and develop the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject(s) taught and in pedagogy.

BILED-GE 2101 Curriculum Adaptation in Bilingual Education
Approaches and methods in curriculum material development and adaptation for teaching subject areas in two languages, and the development of lesson plans and curriculum units.

BILED-GE 2103 Bilingual Exceptional Child
Psycho-social characteristics of exceptional children who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Appropriate modes of identification, classification, and intervention are examined as well as program development and implementation.

BILED-GE 2105 Teaching School Subjects with a Bilingual Approach
Pedagogical approaches and methods for instructing content using the native language and English. Key topics include: (1) instructional approaches using English and modifications appropriate for English language learners; (2) methods for teaching content in two languages; (3) materials and material development and adaptation for teaching content areas in two languages; and (4) the development of lesson plans and curriculum units.

BILED-GE 2110 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Literacy with a Bilingual Approach (formerly "Native Language Arts")
Methods of teaching English and native language arts to bilingual and English language learners. Pedagogical approaches and methods in teaching language arts and literacy. Key topics include: (1) methods of teaching English language literacy development for English language learners; (2) methods for developing native language literacy and language skills; (3) approaches to facilitating the development of academic language and literacy; and (4) instructional practices which allow students to use their first language skills to develop English language arts and literacy.

FLGED-GE 2124 Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese (I)
Developing Chinese language proficiency in both oral and written expressions, and in enhancing knowledge of Chinese and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of classic Chinese literature.

FLGED-GE 2125 Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese (II)
Developing Chinese language proficiency in both oral and written expressions, and in enhancing knowledge of Chinese and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of contemporary Chinese literature.

FLGED-GE 2127 Advanced Japanese for Teachers of Japanese
Developing Japanese language proficiency in both oral and written expressions, and in enhancing knowledge of Japanese and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of both classic and contemporary Japanese literature.

FLGED-GE 2128 Advanced Spanish for Teachers of Spanish
Developing Spanish language proficiency in both oral and written expressions, and in enhancing knowledge of Spanish and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of contemporary Spanish literature.

FLGED-GE 2129 Advanced French for Teachers of French
Developing French language proficiency in both oral and written expression, and in enhancing knowledge of French and its rhetorical structures through selected reading of contemporary French literature.

BILED-GE 2130 Student Teaching: Bilingual Education K-6
University-supervised student teaching experience in ESL at K-6 level for 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical application of the planning and implementation of curriculum. This experience will also include a student teaching seminar, which meets once a week.

BILED-GE 2131 Student Teaching: Bilingual Education 7-12
University-supervised student teaching experience in ESL at 7-12 level for 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical application of the planning and implementation of curriculum. This experience will also include a student teaching seminar, which meets once a week.

LANED-GE 2201 Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools
Further study of materials, approaches, and techniques used in teaching language skills to second/foreign language learners at the elementary and secondary levels, and application of language acquisition and literacy development theories to practice. With specific emphasis on methods of teaching reading to ELLs at the elementary and secondary levels, including methods of reading enrichment and remediation; curriculum development and instructional planning; teaching language through content areas; skills in motivation, communication, and classroom management; and teaching students of mixed levels. This course includes 20 hours of field experience in schools.

TESOL-GE 2204 Teaching Second Language Across Content Areas
This course focuses on theories, methods, strategies, and available materials in the teaching of school subjects (e.g. mathematics, science, social studies) to second language learners and in developing language proficiency through the learning of content. Included are 15 hours of field experience.

TESOL-GE 2205 Structure of American English
American English grammar for the classroom teacher. A practical study of form, function, meaning, and usage. Also the teaching of English grammar to second language learners from a diverse cultural and linguistic background.

LANED-GE 2206 Second Language: Theory and Research
Current approaches and issues in second language research: receptive and productive development of oral and written language; acquisition models; and psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues relating to second language aquisition, such as developmental processes and variation, learning styles, first and second language literacy, discourse analysis, and the role of culture in language learning. Also included are connecting research and pedagogy, classroom-centered research on instructional strategies, and technology as a research tool. Hours arranged are for student collection and analysis of field data.

LANED-GE 2206 Current Approaches and Issues in Second Language Research
Receptive and productive development of oral and written language; acquisition models; and psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues relating to second language aquisition such as developmental processes and variation, learning styles, first and second language literacy, discourse analysis, and the role of culture in language learning. Also included are connecting research and pedagogy, classroom-centered research on instructional strategies, and technology as a research tool. Hours arranged are for student collection and analysis of field data.

TESOL-GE 2230 Supervised Student Teaching in Second Languages K-6
University-supervised student teaching experience in ESL at K-6 level for 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical application of the planning and implementation of curriculum. This experience will also include a student teaching seminar, which meets once a week.

TESOL-GE 2231 Supervised Student Teaching in Second Language 7-12
University-supervised student teaching experience in ESL at 7-12 level for 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical application of the planning and implementation of curriculum and teaching. This experience will also include a student teaching seminar, which meets once a week.

LANED-GE 2300 Independent Study

FLGED-GE 2419 Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Spanish
A systematic study of Spanish grammatical, discourse, and pragmatics systems, and a practical study on form, function, and usage in Spanish, including phonology, syntax, and socio-linguistics.

FLGED-GE 2427 Spanish Syntax
Generative and functional analyses of syntactic structures taught to advanced foreign language learners of Spanish. There is a focus on designing culturally-rich thematic units that address students’ diverse learning styles and interests by exploring curriculum planning and instructional strategies that best facilitate learners’ growth in language proficiency, while inspiring their curiosity in various aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures and communities. Emphasis also on project-based learning, enhancing classroom assessments with technology, and the integration of different content areas into the thematic units.

TESOL-GE 2800 Advanced Seminar in MMS

FLGED-GE 2918 Field Experience Seminar in Foreign Language Education
Visits to foreign/second language classes, K-12, and to community resources useful in second/foreign language teaching (30 hours). Class discussion focuses on language teaching skills, human development and relations, lesson planning, use of technology in classrooms, classroom management, language assessment, learning environment, and parental and community involvement.

LANED-GE 3005 Doctoral Seminar in MMS I

LANED-GE 3006 Doctoral Seminar in MMS II