ENGL 2136. Language and Culture (3-0-3) A study of the relationship between language and culture in multilingual and multicultural societies throughout the world. Topics include: language practices (i.e. name giving in Africa, oral tradition of the Caribbean, use of proverbs), language attitudes towards dialects, multilingualism and identity, the immigrant experience, effects of language contact (i.e., language mixing and borrowing), and language planning and choice in multilingual societies.
ENGL 5147. Language Acquisition (3-0-3) Study of first and second language acquisition for children, adolescents, and adults. Examination of cognitive, affective and sociocultural aspects of language acquisition and of the language-brain connection. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking English-as-a-Second Language endorsement.
ENGL 5168. TESL Methods (3-0-3) Methods of teaching English to students whose first language is not English. Review of relevant research in second language acquisition and comparison of different classroom approaches. Includes examination of computer assisted language learning materials and field-based experience. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking an English-as-a-Second language endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate.