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LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)
An examination of similarities and differences
in languages of the world (phonetics,
phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics),
as well as issues in applied linguistics,
child language acquisition, literacy and
dialect diversity.

LING 312 Language and Society (4)
A study of the relationship between
language and society, including linguistic
diversity, bilingualism, multilingualism, ethnography
of speaking and social bases for
language change. Prerequisites: LING 210
and 315, or consent of instructor

LING 315 Structure of English I (4)
Overview of the linguistic structure of
English including word structure and the
grammar of simple and complex sentences
in authentic texts. Prerequisite: LING 210

LING 370 Discourse and Text (4)
The study of linguistic structure and function
in context, including the analysis of style,
genre, register and dialect. Prerequisites:
LING 210 or LING 315 or consent of instructor

LING 410 Theories of Foreign Language
Acquisition (4)
Introduction to adult and young adult
foreign language learning (EFL). Will study
the principles and processes that govern
second language learning in adults and
young adults, with attention to the processes
of child language acquisition that are
both similar to, and different from, foreign
language acquisition.

LING 415 Strategies in TEFL/TESL Teaching
(4)
Overview of past and contemporary methods
of teaching English to speakers of other
languages and the relationship between
methodological trends, theories of language
learning and the contexts of teaching. Prerequisites:
LING 210 and LING 315

LING 416 TEFL Certificate Practicum (2)
Course gives students a supervised practical
teaching experience in which theoretical
knowledge is integrated with valuable skills
and experience in a structured setting with
adult second language learners. Prerequisites:
LING 410 and LING 415

LING 492 Pedagogical Grammar in TEFL/
TESL (4)
Course, designed for prospective EFL/ESL
teachers, examines English syntax in depth,
with special emphasis on those aspects
of English grammar that present difficulty
for EFL/ESL speakers. Topics include, the
auxiliary system of English, the tense/aspect
system, complementation, reference. Prerequisite:
LING 210 and LING 315.

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