This comprehensive ‘hands on’, interactive 14 module course focuses on equipping both pre-service and in-service teachers with practical understanding of learner-centered strategies and methodologies that facilitate best-practice teaching and learning of English in the cla
This course introduces students to the study of oral history. Research methods, in and out of the field, will be explored. Students will be expected to conduct interviews, write field notes and process ethnographic material. Field activities as well as documentation will be required.
This course is designed for students interested in developing their understanding of children’s literature. The course will focus on the history of children’s literature, a survey of the various genres of children’s literature, and an arts approach in teaching children’s literature to
This course is designed to provide teachers with knowledge and skills needed to teach English grammar effectively. The course provides teachers with fundamentals of basic English grammar as well as a variety of ideas to adapt to their teaching situations. Teachers’ abilities to transf
This course introduces students to techniques of three genres of imaginative literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. Through recognition of these elements of the literary form, the student will develop critical standards for judging literal works.
This course provides practice in the skills needed for both academic and research writing. Through critical reading selections, students are taught methods of generating, supporting, and organizing ideas, collecting and analyzing primary and secondary evidence, and paraphrasing, summa
This course focuses on the development of a multiple paragraph essay following common patterns of exposition. The primary emphasis is on a strong thesis statement, appropriate organization and support. Students will practice taking on a persuasive position in writing with researched s
This course is designed for students to improve their college and adult level reading skills. The emphasis of the course will be on critical reading comprehension with work in both literal and affective comprehension. Areas of focus will include reading for meaning, recognizing fact a
This is a basic grammar and writing course which focuses on developing the students’ ability to express themselves clearly in writing. Students will review the fundamentals of English grammar and their usage in written English. This course is also designed as basic composition course
Students will work on the basic elements of literal comprehension and develop the skills that are essential for successful study. Coursework will include more vocabulary building, identifying the key elements of reading selections, and techniques for paraphrasing and summarizing.