Concentrations

Concentrations (12 hrs) can be taken anytime throughout the program.

ENGL 6161: Introduction to Linguistics  (3)
Offered in Fall and Summer  | No prerequisites

Introduction to linguistics, its techniques and objectives, descriptive and historical approaches, language families, language and culture.

 

TESL 5103:  Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language  (3) 
Offered in Fall and Summer  | No prerequisites

For current and future teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) to master a variety of approaches, methods and techniques of teaching ESL and other competencies prescribed by the state of North Carolina.

 

TESL 5104:  Authentic Assessment  (3) 
Offered in Fall and Spring  | No prerequisites

For current and future teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) to develop multiple criteria assessment models as TESL diagnosticians and to master other competencies prescribed by the state of North Carolina.

 

TESL 6205: Second Language Acquisition in K-12 Schools  (3) 
Offered in Fall  | No prerequisites

An examination of concepts, theories, research, and practice related to  the language acquisition and literacy development of English Language Learners in U.S. schools. Attention is paid to the physiological, social and psychological variables that influence the academic success of immigrant children and the challenges associated with first language literacy, second language literacy, and second language development in K-12 settings.