ENGL 575 A: Pedagogy And Grammar In Teaching English As A Second Language

Pedagogy & Grammar in TESOL

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
GLD 436
SLN: 
14210
Instructor: 
Patricia Brenner

Additional Details:

This course covers the basic syntactic structures of English. Students develop a working knowledge of those grammatical structures most crucial in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. They also practice relating and applying the structures studied to classroom situations (i.e., student errors, student questions, lesson planning, adapting textbooks, etc.). There is a strong focus on grammar in use as students analyze authentic discourse and design teaching materials that emphasize form, meaning, and use of grammar. Coursework includes grammar quizzes, analysis projects, class presentations, materials development, and daily homework.

We will be using 'The Teacher's Grammar of English,' by Ron Cowan, and 'How to Teach Grammar,' by Scott Thornbury.

GE Requirements: 
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Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm