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BLMC500 Methods/Materials for the K-12 English Language Learner
This course involves oral and written analysis of ESL instructional materials, methods, learning theories and learning styles applicable to K-12 learners. Development and implementation of age-appropriate materials, lesson planning and use of age-appropriate multimedia/ technology are integrated into the course. Ohio English Langauge Proficiency Standards for Limited English Proficient Students are emphasized.
BLMC501 Methods/Materials for the Adult ESL Learner
This course involves oral and written analysis of adult ESL instructional materials and adult programming options for English for specific purposes. Second language and bilingual methodologies that target the development of the five language skills areas (reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension) will be presented and discussed. Methods and materials, as well as planning and implementation of lessons which meet international TESOL standards are required.
BLMC502 Curr Design and Practices for ESL Content Teaching
Prerequisite: BLMC 500, 501 or 505 This course will introduce students to the foundations of curriculum design, teaching practices and classroom implementation for English as a Second Langauge (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programming options. Both Ohio standards and international TESOL standards will be used as frames of reference.
BLMC505 Foundations of Multicultural Ed.
This course examines multicultural concepts as they relate to the classroom and school culture. There is an intense focus on different cultural perspectives related to issues such as age, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, class, bilingualism, etc. The course seeks to create positive attitudes by improving intercultural awareness and developing cross-cultural communication skills. Students are expected to show how to use ideas developed in the course through responses to case studies and integration of multicultural ideas in lesson planning.
BLMC510 Linguistics for Teachers
This course introduces teachers to linguistic terminology and the study of linguistics including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition in children and language variation. Practical applications of linguistic knowledge in an ESL/bilingual classroom situation (i.e. phonics, comparative linguistics, error analysis, corrective pronunciation, etc.) are presented for all age groups and levels.
BLMC515 Foundations of ELL Educ: Theory, Politics & Practices in Schools
This foundational course includes an examination of bilingual/ English language learner (ELL) educational theory and the historical development of bilingual/TESOL education in the United States and abroad. Particular emphasis is placed on bilingual cognition, bilingual/bi-literate language development and domestic and international policy trends for the education of bilingual/ English language learners (ELLs) in diverse settings.
BLMC520 Human Dvlpmt & Lang. Acquisition
This course presents the theoretical schools of thought associated with learning and language acquisition. Students will analyze theories of learning and language acquisition for first and second language learners comparing the stages of language acquisition on a phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic level. Exploration of learning variables and practical applications of the theories will be discussed.
BLMC535 Assessment Practices for English Language Learners
Prerequisite: BLMC 500 or 510 This course presents formal and informal evaluation designs, purposes, methods and techniques used in standardized as well as classroom-based assessment for English language learners of all ages. Students will learn to design rubrics and classroom-/program-based assessments as well as how to document, interpret and use assessment results. Particular attention is given to the analysis of English language proficiency exams as seen on specific standardized testing used within Ohio's K-12 system and internationally with adult English language learners.
BLMC540 Application of Discourse Analysis to Second Lang Teaching
Prerequisite: BLMC 510 This course employs insights from discourse analysis to the teaching of such key skill areas as phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Students will be required to analyze current ESL textbooks for applications of discourse ideas as well as record and analyze real conversations. Lesson plans, which reflect the application of discourse ideas to second language teaching, are required.
BLMC545 Eng Grammar ESL/Bil Classroom
Prerequisite: BLMC 510 A central focus of this course will be an analysis of the grammatical structures of major English sentence types. This course will also present different theoretical and practical approaches to teaching English grammar to ESL learners of all ages. Students will be expected to apply knowledge gained from the analysis of ESL texts as well as the teaching of grammar.
BLMC555 Reading in a Second Language
This course examines the linguistic, cognitive, socio-cultural and developmental dimensions of literacy for first and second language learners of all age groups. Attention will be given to literacy theories and practices for emergent literacy, bi-literacy, literacy transfer and adult second language literacy development.
BLMC560 Socio-linguistics and the Classroom
Prerequisite: BLMC 510 This course involves intensive study of the effects of social factors such as speech communities, class, bilingualism, ethnicity, age, gender and speech style on language use in society. Classroom and field application of these concepts also form a major portion of the class content.
BLMC585 International Experience Abroad
This course is designed for students who intend to study, teach or work in an appropriate field in an international setting. The student must design the components of his/her specific international course in coordination with the supervising graduate faculty member before any travel takes place. Course requirements, as well as evaluation, will be commensurate with each individual experience.
BLMC590 Special Topics in Bilingual/ ESL Education
Topics will address current or emerging issues and areas of interest in TESOL/bilingual education. This course is repeatable for up to six semester hours of credit provided the topics are different.
BLMC591 TESOL Conferences
This course content is linked with appropriate TESOL conferences. Students selecting this course for one credit are expected to attend at least one full day (nine hours) of a conference; and those selecting this course for two credits are expected to attend two full days (18 hours). Students at each credit level will be held to different course assignment requirements which may include, but are not limited to, writing summaries of presentations and workshops attended, interviews with conference participants, review of new teaching materials and a research paper tied to a conference- related topic.
BLMC592 Integrating Tech and Lang Skills into the ESL Classroom
As a result of the widespread effects of technology throughout the world, it is no surprise that educators are being challenged to rethink and revise their approaches and goals in teaching in order to effectively prepare students for what will be expected of them in the "real world." The Internet also allows the educator to network with other ESL professionals and to share in lesson plans that are being created and posted for the ESL field. This workshop will allow participants to become familiar with the World Wide Web as an instructional tool for the ESL classroom.
BLMC593 Research Methods in Linguistics
Through the exploration of current topics in TESOL/bilingual education this course introduces research methods, techniques, analytical tools, writing genres and the ethical issues of using human subjects in research within linguistic- and education-related fields. Through process learning students will develop a research paper on an approved topic of current interest within the field of TESOL/bilingual education.
BLMC599 ESL Teaching Practicum
Required for endorsement in TESOL education Prerequisite: 15 semester hours of course work completed This is a culminating course for those seeking endorsement in TESOL education which involves the development of a student-teaching exit portfolio that will include the completion of the PRAXIS II English to Speakers of Other Languages content exam, field observation, program/teaching reflections and student-teaching under the supervision of an experienced certified/licensed teacher who has a TESOL/bilingual endorsement.
BLMC600 Culminating Course for the TESOL Master's Program
Prerequisite: 27 semester hours of course work completed This culminating course involves the completion of a master's project which can involve an extended research paper on a topic of high interest for the student. The research requires students to perform a community-based investigation or combine concepts studied within course work in unique ways. Other possible master's projects include in-class research within an education setting, evaluating an ESL program or curriculum development for an ESL classroom or school. This course is repeatable up to six semester hours.