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2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE, CAS


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Amanda Brown
abrown08@syr.edu
323 H. B. Crouse
315-443-2244

Faculty

Tej K. Bhatia, Amanda Brown, Mary Louise Edwards, Gerald R. Greenberg, Rania Habib, Jaklin Kornfilt, Thomas McKay, Zaline M. Roy-Campbell, Maria Emma Ticio Quesada, Susan S. Wadley, Louise C. Wilkinson, Bei Yu

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE is a 12-credit graduate-level program focusing on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and the teaching of languages other than English (TLOTE). It prepares individuals for careers teaching languages in a variety of contexts.

The Certificate:

  • qualifies students for entry-level language teaching positions in English and languages other than English in the USA and for some higher-level language teaching positions overseas. In combination with other advanced degrees, it may provide further academic and professional opportunities.
  • prepares students for teaching English to recent immigrant to the US, international business executives in the US and abroad, university students, and children in private schools in the US and elsewhere.
  • enables students to teach languages other than English in various contexts.
  • helps students who are very early in their career or those who are seeking a mid-career change to a field becoming more competitive as employers increasingly look for candidates with accredited qualifications.
  • assists students in later pursuing a further graduate education. For example, all credits are applicable to the completion of an MA in Linguistic Studies with a concentration in Language Teaching, a 30-credit degree program which qualifies students for higher-level language teaching positions and teacher training or managerial positions in the US and abroad.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Use empirical evidence to describe the richness and intricacy of particular languages and of the universal principles that underlie the acquisition and knowledge of all languages

2. Describe the historical development of language teaching methodologies as well as the current mainstream method

3. Employ phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic or pragmatic analyses in their preparation for language teaching

4. Construct and implement prepared lesson plans

5. Conduct secondary source research in an area related to language teaching

Program Requirements


12 credits of study are required for the CAS in Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE: three required courses and one elective course. Required courses provide essential grounding in the mechanics of language, a foundation in language teaching methodology, and a teaching practicum. Elective courses will enable specialization in an area of professional interest.

One elective specialization course (3 credits) in one of following areas:


Assessment

Culture and Society

Language Acquisition

Language Structure

Learning Populations

Literacy

Materials Design

Program Management

Program Duration


The CAS in Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE can be completed in three semesters:


One Elective Specialization Course


One elective specialization course in Assessment, Culture and Society, Language Acquisition, Language Structure, Learning Populations, Literacy, Materials Design, or Program Management will also be taken during the period of study.

Accelerated Schedule


When available, an accelerated schedule may enable completion of the CAS in Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE in six months:

One Elective Specialization Course


One elective specialization course in Assessment, Culture and Society, Language Acquisition, Language Structure, Learning Populations, Literacy, Materials Design, or Program Management will also be taken during the period of study.

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