Course Description

Teaching of English as a Second Language

Students will gain an understanding of important concepts in the field of linguistics as it applies to pedagogical methods and language learning in an ESL classroom.

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
  • Interpret and apply phonological methods in analyzing linguistic components of language
  • Use morphology to assist ESL students in understanding the structure of words
  • Use syntax to assist ESL students in understanding the structure of sentences
  • Employ semantics to assist ESL students in understanding the meaning of language
  • Address common linguistic questions that arise in the language classroom

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 units of graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for recent college graduates, career changers and educators who wish to develop their competencies in the field of TESOL.

Course Materials: Two texts, Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms by Sarina Chugani Molina, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com and Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared by Mike Rose, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.

Technical Requirements



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series


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Online Fixed-Date
Mar 09, 2021 to Apr 26, 2021
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $449 credit (2 units) $449.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
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