TESOL MA Course Descriptions
|TE601 TEACHING THE LANGUAGE SYSTEM||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The introduction, analysis, examination and teaching of language system; exploration of key aspects of English with emphasis on features of phonology, lexis, grammar and discourse that are of particular relevance to the language teacher; exploration and application of appropriate methodologies and approaches to teaching pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence grammar and discourse accordingly to specific teaching context and current development in English language use in 21st Century.
|TE603 TEACHING LANGUAGE SKILLS||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The theoretical background to, practical implementation of, and current approaches, innovations, and information technology to the teaching of the receptive skills and the productive skills, 21 st century skills; the design of instructional units that allow for an integrated development of skills; investigation into aspect of classroom practice conducted; an exploration of the nature of the teaching and learning processes, classroom management and learner-centredness, learning styles and strategies, learner motivation and attitudes; application of knowledge for community service and awareness of lifelong learning.
|TE605 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The introduction of how additional languages are acquired and learned; exploration of factors contributing to variability observed in rates and outcomes of second language learning, together with the implications for language teaching practice and research with the current trends in English language learning.
|TE607 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The evaluation of learning and teaching English language, and the assessment of learners’ achievement , proficiency and 21st century skills; examination of goals, methods, techniques and tools for evaluation, and criteria, norms and objectives in assessment; exploration of the roles of description and measurement in qualitative and quantitative assessment, and rationale for selecting methods of testing and evaluation; the design of evaluations and the construction of a range of assessment instruments in practical assignments.
|TE702 RESEARCH METHODS||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The training in the effective use of published research, and in the design and implementation of original quantitative and qualitative investigations into language learning and teaching in relation to 21st century skills; the use of documentary resources in the scientific and professional domains; the formulation of research questions; language elicitation; data collection and analysis including basic statistics for educational research and interpretation.
|TE704 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The role of the teacher in curriculum planning and development with the adoption to current trends of English language teaching, the process of researching and designing a unit of learning; the construction of a needs analysis, creation of effective learning objectives and assessment strategies as well as a series of related lesson plans that constitute a teaching unit; application of knowledge for community service.
|TE724 TEACHING ENGLISH FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION||2 (2-0-6) credits|
The exploration and evaluation of changing statuses (ELF, EIL), role and use of English throughout the world; its importance and implication on using English for promotion intercultural communication; examination of pedagogical issues and considerations on designing English class or course for intercultural communication purposes, developing teaching materials, and selecting appropriate teaching approaches for developing intercultural communicative competence in today’s globalization era.
|TE725 ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES||2 (2-0-6) credits|
The development and application of an ESP approach utilizing needs and situational analyses to designing, delivering, and evaluating courses of English for specific academic and occupational purposes.
|TE728 MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT||2 (2-0-6) credits|
Analyzing, adapting, and designing language learning materials; learning principles and teaching objectives explored in relation to guiding the selection and production of relevant and interesting learning materials for the English classroom.
|TE733 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||1 (1-0-3) credit|
Framework for further development of teachers’ skills, knowledge, and ethics leading towards the goal of becoming reflective, resourceful, responsive and self-directed English teachers; exploring various ways of learning (planning, management, and reflection) to achieve continuous.
|TE736 SERVICE LEARNING IN TESOL||1 (0-2-3) credit|
The application of knowledge and skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages in serving the community; reflection and evaluation of academic, cultural, and personal learning from exposure to a diversity of people in community engagement.
|TE737 SELECTED TOPICS IN TESOL||1 (1-0-3) credit|
The exploration of topics or specialized issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives in accordance with trends in the TESOL field depending on the interest and needs of the students.
|TE738 LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THINKING PROCESS DEVELOPMENT||3 (3-0-9) credits|
Theories in relation to thinking process focusing on thinking skills, especially higher order thinking process; models or techniques of language teaching and learning that enhance thinking development as well as the practice.
|TE739 INNOVATIONS, MULTIMEDIA AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The investigation of the rapidly changing field of innovations, advanced technology and multimedia including information technology emphasizing their roles and application in developing language teaching and learning.
|TE740 YOUNG LANGUAGE LEARNERS||3 (3-0-9) credits|
The investigation of the characteristic features and affective needs of young language learners and the implications of these for language teaching; the examination of priorities in teaching young learners, issues in using and supplementing course books, and integration of language teaching with teaching of other subjects and appropriate assessment.
|TE741 LANGUAGE LEARNING THROUGH LITERATURE||2 (2-0-6) credits|
The exploration of how literature can be used as material in TESOL classroom; with a focus on the use of creative texts or resources that stimulates learners’ mind, emotion and imagination to engage learners in discussing meaning; exploration of different types of texts and ways of exploiting the text in promoting creative thinking and modes of expressing meaning.
|TE742 CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING||2 (2-0-6) credits|
The introduction to the use of English to teach content subjects to speakers of other languages, the educational and pedagogical rationale of ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’ (‘CLIL’), frameworks for implementing CLIL programs.
|TE797 INDEPENDENT STUDY||6 (0-0-18) credits|
Independent research work in topics, specialized issues or problems related to language learning or teaching in order to discover and apply new knowledge.
|TE799 THESIS||12 (0-0-36) credits|
A more comprehensive research study in the topics on language learning or teaching in order to discover and apply the new knowledge.
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