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 5148. Sociolinguistics (3-0-3) Study of cultural and social factors affecting language. Includes a study of varieties of English spoken in different regions and among different ethnic groups in the United States. Gender linked discourse is also examined. Applications for teaching and other professions are explored. This is part of a four-course sequence for English-as-a-Second language endorsement to a Georgia Teaching Certificate.
ENGL 5166. History of the English Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the linguistic origins of English from Anglo-Saxon to Middle English to modern world Englishes, including an understanding of how varieties of English convey cultural and political meaning.
ENGL 5167. English Grammar (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of the major ways of analyzing English grammar and a detailed study of the structure of sounds, words, and sentences.
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.