The focus on various aspects of teaching English to speakers of other languages is intended for students and educators who wish to study English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), multicultural education, or communication skills.
Track I: at least 30 hours required and foreign language requirement
Track II: at least 36 hours required
Students must take each of the following courses. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in English 615 and English 622 in their first semester, if offered. All courses can be taken for three semester hours of credit unless otherwise indicated.
English 608 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
English 615 Descriptive Linguistics
English 617 Phonology
English 618 Morphology and Syntax
English 622 Theories and Methods of TESOL
English 623 Second Language Acquisition
Course work in anthropology, education, English, language, philosophy, rhetoric, and/or psychology, chosen in consultation with the adviser (12-18).
For further information, contact:
Department of English Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (815) 753-1608