English as a Second Language (ESL)

Courses

ESL 310   SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS   3 Units

In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology and syntax), with special attention to language acquisition. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 310, CIGENRL 510, ESL 310, ESL 510
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ESL 320   SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION   3 Units

In The Spoken Language & Discourse Analysis, students will develop working knowledge of contemporary issues in the teaching of oral communication (speaking and listening skills) to learners of ESL. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching foreign languages. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 320, CIGENRL 520, ESL 320, ESL 520
PREREQ: CIGENRL 310/ESL 310

ESL 330   PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS   3 Units

Teaching Grammar in the ESL/BE Classroom is a component of the licensure minor in Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education. This course prepares teachers to instruct non-native learners in English grammar. Students examine selected grammatical topics to better comprehend the structure of English and to develop a repertoire of techniques for teaching them. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 330, CIGENRL 530, ESL 330, ESL 530
PREREQ: CIGENRL 310/ESL 310

ESL 350   INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION   3 Units

History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 350, CIGENRL 550, ESL 350, ESL 550

ESL 354   CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BILINGUAL LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS   3 Units

In the Seminar in ESL and Bilingual Education, students meet to reflect upon the relationship between program content and contemporary issues in the educational and socio-political experiences of linguistically diverse communities in the region and state. Rotating themes include family, community and cultural change.
PREREQ: CIGENRL 350/ESL 350

ESL 403   ESL METHODS AND CURRICULUM   4 Units

ESL methods and curriculum will provide students with the background to develop or select appropriate curricula and to design materials which enhance language learning. The approach to curricular design and materials development is one that is learner centered. This course includes a field experience in the schools in addition to regularly scheduled class meetings.
PREREQ: CIGENRL 350/ESL 350, CIGENRL 310/ESL 310 AND CIGENRL 320/ESL 320 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ESL 403, CIGENRL 403, ESL 603

ESL 405   ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM   3 Units

This course explores policies, procedures, and instruments used to assess English language proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient students in American public schools. Included in this are the areas of English and native language competence; program placement, progress, and exit; alternative assessments in ESL, bilingual and mainstream classrooms. CROSS-LISTED: ESL 405, CIGENRL 405, CIGENRL 605
PREREQ: CIGENRL 403 OR ESL 403

ESL 455   TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM   3 Units

This course is an examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach content area subject matter in ESL/bilingual education programs. Other topics of discussion include language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. The course is taught in English, but discussion will take place in other languages so that students have the opportunity to expand and improve their command of the language used as a medium of instruction.
PREREQ: CIGENRL 403 OR ESL 403
CROSS-LISTED: ESL 455 AND CIGENRL 655

ESL 493   APPLIED STUDY IN ESL   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Applied Study in ESL is a 1-6 variable credit course for students minoring in TESL. Students would enroll for at least 2 credits. Through working with English language learners with a variety of backgrounds, such as: UW-Whitewater international students enrolled in 680-161 or 680-162, employees of local businesses, parents of children in the Whitewater schools, or other appropriate groups, students will put to practical use the teaching skills they have developed through other courses in the minor. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in minor.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 281 AND PROFICIENCY ENGLISH COMPLETION

ESL 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.

ESL 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   1-3 Units

Variable Topics