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Revised 1/08 COMMON COURSE SYLLABUS Murray State University TSL 510: Applied Linguistics for Second Language Teaching I. Course Title: Applied Linguistics for Second Language Teaching II. Catalog Description: An overview of the basic concepts, scope, and methodology of the science of linguistics in its historical and descriptive aspects, including topics and issues in current linguistic studies. The primary systems of language, psycholinguistics and comparative phonology are treated in depth. III. Purpose: To explore the theories and research (and related pedagogical movements) of applied linguistics, especially those pertaining to second language acquisition and teaching. IV. Course Objectives: (Coded for Kentucky Experienced Teacher Performance Standards, NTPS; TESOL Standards, TESOL; KERA Initiatives KERA) By the end of this course, students will have the requisite knowledge and skills to A. Discuss theoretical concepts/models in second language acquisition (SLA). (NTPS 2; TESOL 1,2,5; KERA 1-3) B. Understand the major controversies and issues in SLA. (NTPS 2; TESOL 1,2,5; KERA 1- 3) C. Evaluate critically research studies and related hypotheses concerning SLA. (NTPS 8,9; TESOL 1,2,5; KERA 1-3) D. Develop a literature review of a topic of interest in SLA, synthesizing relevant material from research conducted in the field of SLA. (NTPS 8-10; TESOL 1,2,5; KERA 1-3) The EPBS Themes – Diversity and Assessment are explored as course topic that students discuss, research, and write literature reviews over to fully explore these topics. They investigate these themes and how they should be implemented in the language classroom. V. Content Outline: The course will begin by discussing the theoretical issues surrounding applied linguistics and specific theories. The rest of the course will include analyzing applications of linguistic theories in English as a Second Language (ESL) in the literature and developing skills and initial scholarly thinking for carrying out and reporting individual student research to the ESL community. Note: This course covers essential material for the ESL Certificate Endorsement Program and for the Praxis Exam for ESL. VI. Instructional Activities: The primary organization of the course will be a combination of lectures, class discussion, group critique, and student presentations. Additionally, I will present research and perspectives on specific topics in short lecture format. Students are expected to read the scheduled research and chapters before class and to be prepared to be actively engaged in the discussion.
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VII. Field, Clinical, and/or Laboratory Experiences: None except as it pertains to the projects/research that students conduct for class. VIII. Resources: 1. The Blackboard course site --- additional readings, study guides, sample presentations, term and concept definitions, tips for taking advantage of library resources available under Course Information 2. University library resources, electronic resources and Interlibrary loans 3. Databases: Academic Search Premier, MLA, Eric 4. Internet *** Please note that this process may be time consuming, so plan accordingly.
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  • Winter '18
  • ........., Second language acquisition, Applied linguistics

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