English as a Second Language Courses
TESL208. Princ PK-12 Second Lan Educ
Principles and methods of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment in the PK-12 English as a second language classroom with an emphasis on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the Virginia Foreign Language SOLs. Required of all MOLA-TESL majors with a PK-12 education concentration. Students are encouraged to take this course in their first year at Longwood, or as soon as possible. 1 credit.
TESL309. Adv English Grammar Context I
Designed for the advanced non-native English speaker to address advanced-level grammar concepts in a culturally situated context. Provides development of increased proficiency in all linguistic skills in American English and a more extensive acquaintance with the U.S. culture. This course will prepare students to use English to communicate effectively and to function in English-speaking communities. Not for native English speakers or TESL students. 3 credits.
TESL310. Adv English Grammar Context II
Designed for the advanced non-native English speaker to address advanced-level American English grammar concepts in an academic context on the textual level. Provides development of increased proficiency in all linguistic skills with a focus on American English academic discourse skills. This course will prepare students to use English to communicate effectively in the U.S. academic community. Not for native English speakers or TESL students. 3 credits.
TESL400. Teaching English as Secd Lang
Teaching English as a Second Language 400. Approaches to Teaching English as a Second Language. A study of theories of second language acquisition and their application to the teaching of languages in a communicative, interactive approach at the primary, middle, and secondary levels. Attention will be given to the teaching and testing of listening, reading, writing, speaking and cultural understanding. Students will develop lesson plans, engage in peer-teaching, and integrate technology into teaching. Students should take this course in the semester prior to student teaching. 3 credits. **
TESL482. Dir Tchng Elem and Secd Class
Each student is assigned to work with qualified cooperating teachers in selected school settings off campus. Settings will be chosen among elementary, middle, and secondary levels. The student teacher follows the schedule of the cooperating teacher and will take over all duties under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. The schedule involves a minimum teaching day of five to six hours for five days each week for fourteen weeks (300 hours total). Prerequisite: completion of the TESL concentration, the Study Abroad requirement, and a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.50. 12 credits.
TESL490. Directed Study