Graduate Studies

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
2022-2023

Interim Director: Sebastian Szyjka
Graduate Program Coordinator: Gloria Delany-Barmann
Office: Horrabin Hall 115
Telephone: (309) 298-1183 Fax: (309) 298-2222
E-mail: education@wiu.edu
Program Coordinator E-mail: ga-delany-barmann@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/coehs/education/licenses/tesol.php
Location of Program Offering: Macomb, Quad Cities, Online

Learning Outcomes

For student learning outcomes, please see wiu.edu/provost/learningoutcomes.

Program Description

The School of Education offers a certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which is designed to meet the needs of students desiring to teach English in a variety of settings throughout the world. Specialized coursework in the certificate program focuses on theories and methodologies of TESOL while providing practical classroom experience. The coursework may also be used to satisfy some of the requirements for the Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) in Educational Studies for those students admitted into the M.S. Ed. program.

Certificate Requirements

EDS 427G Foundations of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)
EDS 435G Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners in the Classroom (3)
EDS 440G Sociolinguistics (3)
EDS 457G Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL (3)
EDS 458G Linguistics for the Teacher of English Language Learners (3)

EDS 447G Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation to English Language Learners (3)
or
EDS 547 TESOL Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation Methodologies (2)
and
EDS 548 Computer Assisted Language Learning for TESOL (1)

TOTAL: 18 s.h.

Course Descriptions

Educational Studies (EDS)

427G Foundations of Education for Multilingual Learners. (3) An introduction to the historical, philosophical, political, social, and educational contexts that contribute to language education policies for multilingual learners nationally and internationally. Clinical experience-15 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher licensure.

435G Cultural Studies in Education. (3) The study of culture, identity, and intercultural interaction in society/classrooms, with specific focus on anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogies combating discriminatory ideologies and social policies. Clinical experience-15 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher licensure.

440G Sociolinguistics. (3) Exploration of foundational work in the field of sociolinguistics and current issues in the field. This course will emphasize the culture-language interface at the level of social relationships with special emphasis on educational settings. Clinical experience-15 hours required. Prerequisite: ANTH 110 or EDS 202 or equivalent.

447G Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation English Language Learners. (3) Students examine the articulation of English sounds, the rules that govern their use in speech, and explore ways of applying this knowledge to the teaching of pronunciation. Additional emphasis will be on teaching listening/speaking strategies in the TESOL environment. Prerequisite: EDS 458.

457G Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners. (3) Analysis of language learning processes of multilingual students. Strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; and techniques of teaching English as an additional language will be analyzed and practiced. All methods sections are grade levels k-12 unless otherwise specified. Clinical experience-15 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher licensure.

458G Linguistics for the Teacher of Multilingual Learners. (3) The study of linguistics applied to teaching multilingual students. Includes English phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, linguistic analysis, and application of linguistic theories in the multilingual classroom. Clinical experience-20 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher licensure.

547 TESOL Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation Methodologies. (2) Designed to allow students to examine the articulation of English sounds, the rules that govern their use in speech, and explore ways of applying this knowledge to the teaching of pronunciation. Additional emphasis will be placed on teaching listening/speaking strategies in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) environment.

548 Computer Assisted Language Learning for TESOL. (1) Students explore how the use of technology can enhance language learning and use online tools to design language learning lessons in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Prerequisite or corequisite: EDS 547.