Course Description

Develop Competencies to Teach English as a Second Language

Through successful completion of this course, you will gain an awareness of the structure and nature of language and the process of linguistic analysis, considering both English and other world languages.  You will also become acquainted with diverse cultural and linguistic concepts affecting pedagogical methods and language learning in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe how an understanding of linguistics can benefit teacher candidates working with diverse student populations
  • Classify the linguistic features that characterize the English language and compare these features to those of other languages through contrastive analysis
  • Analyze verbal and nonverbal behavior that characterizes various cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Evaluate English learners' assessments to determine areas that can support English language development
  • Develop curriculum (attach lessons addressing six of the areas of linguistics studied in this course) to support an English learner's language development based on student assessment and findings from a carefully constructed contrastive analysis

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 units of graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers and prospective teachers in ESL/EFL, bilingual, or structured immersion classes.  It will be valuable for anyone working with non-native-English language learners in public or private K-12, adult education, community college, university settings, or international settings who wish to develop their competencies in the field of TESOL.

Course Materials: Linguistics for Teaching English in Multilingual Classrooms by Sarina Chugani Molina, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com

Technical Requirements


"I enjoyed the class." -- Juan Carlos Limon, Educator, Corona-Norco Unified School District, California

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $317 credit (2 units) $317.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
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