Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics offers a major in Linguistics, leading to a B.A. degree. Students may choose courses which focus on Applied linguistic skills, or Analytic linguistic skills. There are also three TESOL Certificate options which can be taken along with a Linguistics degree, added to other programs of study at TWU, or taken part-time through TWU Extension.

Linguistics is the study of language and how it is used in any society in our global community. The courses teach the crucial skills needed for learning and describing languages, even those which are unwritten. These skills include the recognition and pronunciation of non-English speech sounds, alphabet formation, and description of grammars and systems of meaning and beliefs. Courses are based on proven techniques drawn from decades of research in hundreds of languages of the world.

Students of Linguistics have opportunities in the areas of translation, cross-cultural communication, international development (especially literacy programs), speech-language pathology, and teaching English as a second language.

The major is good preparation for the Master of Arts in Linguistics program, offered through Trinity Western’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, or the Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis program, offered through Trinity Western’s Graduate School of Theological Studies.

The Bottom Line

How long is the program?
4 years

How many semester hours?
122 total sem hrs, including 42 LING Core

What is the current cost?
$742/sem hr

How much does an average semester cost?
$6678 (9 sem hrs)

How much financial aid Is available?
TWU offers an average of about $2700/sem.
CanIL offers an average of $500/CanIL Linguistics course taken for all the BA degree options below.
CanIL offers church matching grants of up to $6000 for students enrolled in 3 or more CanIL linguistic courses each semester for a full academic year (usually in their final year of studies).

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Applied Linguistics at TWU

Program Requirements

It is recommended that students taking this degree program focus primarily on their core requirements for the first two years (approximately 80 semester hours of general programs, see the current TWU Academic calendar for specific course selections). Linguistic students then have the option to attend the CanIL 9 week summer session, which offers the foundational Linguistic courses required for further training, or to complete these courses in the Fall semester. Linguistics degree students who have taken these foundational courses are best prepared to focus on their upper level linguistics courses.

Core Ling Courses (14 courses, 42 sem. hours). All courses below + choose 9 sem. hours from electives

LING-101 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

An introduction to the primary elements of linguistics, including an introduction to morphology and semantics (words and meaning), phonetics (the sounds of language), phonology (the sound systems of language), syntax (grammatical systems), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition theory, and current issues in linguistics. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.

LING-210 Language and Society 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in an online format. Refer to Language and Society ONLINE.

LING-210 Language and Society – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This online course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in the standard classroom format.

LING-268 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

This introductory course investigates the English language itself (what we teach), the various ELT methodologies and classroom techniques (how we teach), and the participants in the teaching/ learning process (the who of ELT). LING 268 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.

LING-310 Articulatory Phonetics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds that are found in the languages of the world. Through practice inside and outside of the classroom, students will learn to recognize and produce the various sounds, transcribe them with phonetic symbols, and describe how they are produced. Attention will also be given to other phonetic details such as tone, intonation, stress, and duration.

LING-330 Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

Theory of language sound systems, principles of analysis of sound systems, and principles of forming an orthography. Opportunity will be given to apply these principles to a wide range of natural language data.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING-360 Morphosyntax I 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course deals with theories of grammar and principles of language analysis: morphology, syntax, stems, words, phrases and sentences. Problem solving with data from a variety of languages is a major part of the course.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING-460 Morphosyntax II 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course explores the rich variety of syntactic and semantic structures found in human language, deepening the students’ understanding of syntactic phenomena addressed in the prerequisite course (360). The topics are examined within the framework of a current theory of Syntax.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

LING-470 Language and Culture Acquisition: Theory & Praxis 3 Sem. Hours Fall

This course introduces students to theories of second language and second culture acquisition. Students develop and evaluate self-directed strategies based on personal learning styles. Practical experience in the above topics is gained by working with a speaker of a non Indo-European language.

NB: When taken in Fall term, LING 460 and 480 are also recommended.
This course is not normally offered during the summer. If you need this course during summer session, please let us know and we will determine if there is enough demand.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall

Practical methodology for managing, analyzing and describing language data. Working with a native speaker of a non-Indo-European language, students gain experience in the ethics of fieldwork, techniques of data collection and recording, analysis using the scientific method and the use of linguistic software. NB: LING 460 is recommended in same semester.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-481 Anthropological Linguistics: Ethnography 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course introduces crucial concepts in anthropology and ethnography to linguists. It focuses on cross-cultural communication with an emphasis on participant observation as an effective methodology for such research. Students will collect and analyze data related to topics such as oral traditions, kinship, and social structure. They will be introduced to various tools for ethno-semantic analysis, including analysis of cultural themes and worldview, semantic domain analysis, and taxonomic analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-493 Semantics and Pragmatics – ONLINE ONLY 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interpret utterances in context. Students will study various models of semantics and pragmatics, and learn how to apply different approaches to the study of meaning in natural language.

This course is only offered in ONLINE format.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

Elective Ling Courses (10 courses, 30 sem. hours)

LING-399 Linguistics Practicum 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

The linguistics practicum course is designed to give students a short-term practical experience in a language development program. Students will work with a faculty member at TWU and a mentor on location to develop their ability as field linguists through making a contribution to language development work. The location, length of assignment, and work commitments will be determined by the faculty member in consultation with the student and the field mentor. 120 hours of work are required for the 3 semester hour course.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 481 Anthropological Linguistics: Ethnography

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 210 Language and Society

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING-466 Principles of Sociolinguistic Survey 3 Sem. Hours Summer

This course introduces the students to the rudiments of linguistic and sociolinguistic survey. The focus is on purpose-driven language survey design and appropriate subsequent reporting of the findings. Consideration is given to current issues in social science research such as the ethics of sampling, and statistical significance of sample populations.

LING-471 First Language Acquisition 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course covers typical first language acquisition in children. Major topics include phonology, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, pragmatics, as well as literacy development.  The course uses a social framework and real-life examples that connect the diverse topics into a comprehensive picture of language development. Application to fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are also developed through sections on language impairment and hearing loss.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

 

LING-475 Scripture Engagement 3 Sem. Hours Summer

This course focuses on developing appropriate materials and activities that enhance a community’s engagement with Scripture. Students learn how to research worldview, work with local artists and teachers, and partner with local leaders in this process.

LING-482 Issues in Community Literacy 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course focuses on issues relating to literacy programs in a community of speakers of a minority language. It deals with various program issues, including: bridging the gap to oral communities and introducing change in a community, motivation and mobilization, capacity-building and sustainability, training and evaluation, the challenges of working in multilingual societies and with those in stressed situations, and using participatory approaches in all aspects of the program.

Co-requisites:

LING 484 Principles of Literacy

LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management 3 Sem. Hours Spring
LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course investigates the sociolinguistic and background factors upon which a language development program for speakers of vernacular languages may be based. Students learn to work with local people and agencies in designing and implementing a program to effectively meet the needs of specific language groups.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-484 Principles of Literacy 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

As an introductory course in principles for literacy work in ethnolinguistic minority groups, this course includes an introduction to what a literacy program involves, including orthography design, pre and post- literacy considerations, learning and reading theory and instructional methodologies. It requires a background knowledge of phonology.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING-485 Principles of Translation 3 Sem. Hours Spring, Summer

This course covers the process of translating from a source language to a target language. Students will develop skill in understanding a message as originally communicated in one language and cultural setting, and in communicating essentially that message in a very different language and culture. Discussion includes source language, target language, and cross-language transfer, with particular attention to the translation of Scripture.

Prerequisites:

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING 460 Morphosyntax II

LING 470 Language and Culture Acquisition: Theory & Praxis

LING-486 Advanced Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course provides an overview of current phonological theory. Students employ theoretical concepts to analyze complex data from a variety of different languages, gaining in the process a better understanding of the range of typological variation found in human languages.Minimum grade for prerequisite courses is B-.

Prerequisites:

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING-488 Literacy Materials Development 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course teaches students how to prepare basic pedagogical materials and early readers in languages that may not have a long written tradition. Special emphasis is given to teaching techniques for involving the local language community in the production of these materials.

LING-490 Special Topics in Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

An examination of special topics or issues in linguistics that are not covered in depth in other courses.
NB: Offered on a case-by-case basis, as needed. See Department chair.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING-490 Special Topics in Linguistics – Lexicography 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for analyzing the semantics of the lexicon, managing a lexical database and producing dictionaries for a variety of audiences including the local community, translators and linguists.

Note: This is an undergraduate version of LING 587 Lexicography.

Prerequisites:

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING-491 Discourse Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall

This course focuses on the question of how speakers of a given language effectively accomplish their communicative goals through the strategic use and shaping of language in both written and oral discourse. Students learn to identify different discourse genres, to chart texts for analysis, to discern hierarchical units within the macrostructure of a text, and to describe features of cohesion and participant reference, as well as identifying strategies in language for establishing the relative prominence of various streams of information. Special attention is paid to the interaction between alternate syntactic forms and their varying pragmatic functions in context.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 480 Field Methods

LING-499 Philosophical Perspectives in Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall

This course will examine the philosophical basis of human language and communication, with special attention to issues relating to semantics, discourse, lexicon, metaphor, and translation–all the areas that deal with meaning creation. There will be a critical review of some major schools of thought within philosophy of language and hermeneutics. These will be examined in light of current insights in textlinguistics, cognitive linguistics, and integrational linguistics.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis
LING 330 Phonological Analysis
LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

Bachelor of Arts with Minor in Applied Linguistics

Program Requirements

TWU, in cooperation with the Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL), offers a Minor in Applied Linguistics. In addition to the general requirements of Trinity Western University for a Bachelor of Arts degree, students getting a minor in Applied Linguistics need to complete at least 24 semester hours of Linguistics courses.

It is recommended that students take four courses during the CanIL summer session in July and August before either their third or fourth year in their program. However, these summer courses are also offered throughout the year.

Core Ling Courses (5 courses, 15 sem. hours)

LING-101 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

An introduction to the primary elements of linguistics, including an introduction to morphology and semantics (words and meaning), phonetics (the sounds of language), phonology (the sound systems of language), syntax (grammatical systems), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition theory, and current issues in linguistics. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.

LING-210 Language and Society 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in an online format. Refer to Language and Society ONLINE.

LING-210 Language and Society – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This online course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in the standard classroom format.

LING-310 Articulatory Phonetics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds that are found in the languages of the world. Through practice inside and outside of the classroom, students will learn to recognize and produce the various sounds, transcribe them with phonetic symbols, and describe how they are produced. Attention will also be given to other phonetic details such as tone, intonation, stress, and duration.

LING-330 Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

Theory of language sound systems, principles of analysis of sound systems, and principles of forming an orthography. Opportunity will be given to apply these principles to a wide range of natural language data.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING-360 Morphosyntax I 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course deals with theories of grammar and principles of language analysis: morphology, syntax, stems, words, phrases and sentences. Problem solving with data from a variety of languages is a major part of the course.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

Elective Ling Courses (3 courses, 9 sem. hours)

LING-460 Morphosyntax II 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course explores the rich variety of syntactic and semantic structures found in human language, deepening the students’ understanding of syntactic phenomena addressed in the prerequisite course (360). The topics are examined within the framework of a current theory of Syntax.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

LING-470 Language and Culture Acquisition: Theory & Praxis 3 Sem. Hours Fall

This course introduces students to theories of second language and second culture acquisition. Students develop and evaluate self-directed strategies based on personal learning styles. Practical experience in the above topics is gained by working with a speaker of a non Indo-European language.

NB: When taken in Fall term, LING 460 and 480 are also recommended.
This course is not normally offered during the summer. If you need this course during summer session, please let us know and we will determine if there is enough demand.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall

Practical methodology for managing, analyzing and describing language data. Working with a native speaker of a non-Indo-European language, students gain experience in the ethics of fieldwork, techniques of data collection and recording, analysis using the scientific method and the use of linguistic software. NB: LING 460 is recommended in same semester.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-482 Issues in Community Literacy 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course focuses on issues relating to literacy programs in a community of speakers of a minority language. It deals with various program issues, including: bridging the gap to oral communities and introducing change in a community, motivation and mobilization, capacity-building and sustainability, training and evaluation, the challenges of working in multilingual societies and with those in stressed situations, and using participatory approaches in all aspects of the program.

Co-requisites:

LING 484 Principles of Literacy

LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management 3 Sem. Hours Spring
LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course investigates the sociolinguistic and background factors upon which a language development program for speakers of vernacular languages may be based. Students learn to work with local people and agencies in designing and implementing a program to effectively meet the needs of specific language groups.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-484 Principles of Literacy 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

As an introductory course in principles for literacy work in ethnolinguistic minority groups, this course includes an introduction to what a literacy program involves, including orthography design, pre and post- literacy considerations, learning and reading theory and instructional methodologies. It requires a background knowledge of phonology.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING-485 Principles of Translation 3 Sem. Hours Spring, Summer

This course covers the process of translating from a source language to a target language. Students will develop skill in understanding a message as originally communicated in one language and cultural setting, and in communicating essentially that message in a very different language and culture. Discussion includes source language, target language, and cross-language transfer, with particular attention to the translation of Scripture.

Prerequisites:

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING 460 Morphosyntax II

LING 470 Language and Culture Acquisition: Theory & Praxis

LING-486 Advanced Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Spring

This course provides an overview of current phonological theory. Students employ theoretical concepts to analyze complex data from a variety of different languages, gaining in the process a better understanding of the range of typological variation found in human languages.Minimum grade for prerequisite courses is B-.

Prerequisites:

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING-490 Special Topics in Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

An examination of special topics or issues in linguistics that are not covered in depth in other courses.
NB: Offered on a case-by-case basis, as needed. See Department chair.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis

LING-493 Semantics and Pragmatics – ONLINE ONLY 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interpret utterances in context. Students will study various models of semantics and pragmatics, and learn how to apply different approaches to the study of meaning in natural language.

This course is only offered in ONLINE format.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

LING-499 Philosophical Perspectives in Linguistics 3 Sem. Hours Fall

This course will examine the philosophical basis of human language and communication, with special attention to issues relating to semantics, discourse, lexicon, metaphor, and translation–all the areas that deal with meaning creation. There will be a critical review of some major schools of thought within philosophy of language and hermeneutics. These will be examined in light of current insights in textlinguistics, cognitive linguistics, and integrational linguistics.
Please note that LING 361 and LING 362 can be used as a prerequisite instead of LING 360 Grammatical Analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Grammatical Analysis
LING 330 Phonological Analysis
LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

Bachelor of Arts with Minor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Program Requirements

For more information on the TESOL certificate program, contact the TWU TESOL department.

Core Ling Courses (7 courses, 20 sem. hours) - choose LING 302 or LING 481

LING-210 Language and Society 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in an online format. Refer to Language and Society ONLINE.

LING-210 Language and Society – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This online course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in the standard classroom format.

LING-268 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

This introductory course investigates the English language itself (what we teach), the various ELT methodologies and classroom techniques (how we teach), and the participants in the teaching/ learning process (the who of ELT). LING 268 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.

LING-301 TESOL Volunteer Practicum 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring, Summer

This semester of classroom experience provides opportunities for students to link their TESL courses to school settings. Students volunteer in an ESL classroom in order to become more confident in the classroom, interacting with students and teachers, and carrying out activities that prepare them for the 400 level practicum.

LING-302 Cross-cultural Communication 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring

The nature of cross-cultural interaction, drawing attention both to the unexpected variations in other cultures as well as to the presuppositions from one’s own culture that inhibit cross-cultural communication. The need to take into account the dynamic of constant cultural change will also be emphasized.

LING-305 The Grammar of English for TESOL 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course examines the structure, function, and usage of English grammar within the context of language teaching. LING 305 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.

LING-401 TESOL Teaching Practicum 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring, Summer

In this final course in the TESOL certificate, students spend a minimum of 25 hours in an approved ESL/ EFL program. Students utilize knowledge and skills learned in TESOL courses, learn to reflect on their classroom practices, and begin to articulate how their faith influences their classroom presence.

LING-481 Anthropological Linguistics: Ethnography 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course introduces crucial concepts in anthropology and ethnography to linguists. It focuses on cross-cultural communication with an emphasis on participant observation as an effective methodology for such research. Students will collect and analyze data related to topics such as oral traditions, kinship, and social structure. They will be introduced to various tools for ethno-semantic analysis, including analysis of cultural themes and worldview, semantic domain analysis, and taxonomic analysis.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

TESOL Certificate Courses (2 courses, 6 sem. hours) Take LING 306 + choose from the following:

LING-304 Tutoring English Language Learners 2 Sem. Hours Fall

This course highlights the unique aspects of tutoring English language learners. Students use needs assessments to design individualized programs and lessons, as well as explore the business side of tutoring.

LING-306 The Sound System of English 3 Sem. Hours Fall

In this course, students explore the sounds of English, transcribing them with phonetic symbols, and discover how these sounds function within English to encode meaning. These findings are then applied to assist language learners with their pronunciation.

LING-307 Lexical System of English 1 Sem. Hour

This course explores how words are formed (morphology) and used to create meaning and identifies common problems students encounter with vocabulary development in order to provide practical application for the classroom context.

LING-308 CLBs for teaching ESL 3 Sem. Hours

This course introduces the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) and their application to language assessment and lesson planning.

LING-312 Testing in TESOL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

Students are introduced to various methods of testing in TESOL for all four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Based on this knowledge, students create a variety of test materials for English language learners.

LING-313 Teaching English Phonology & Intonation 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

An exploration of principles and resources for the teaching of pronunciation and application of these to the language learning classroom.

LING-314 Teaching Beginners ESL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

Practical demonstrations of various methods for teaching beginning students with an emphasis on communicative theory and activities. Resource materials appropriate for classroom activities.

LING-315 Computer Assisted Instruction in TESOL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

An exploration of the history and theory underlying computer assisted ESL instruction, as well as the evaluation of online resources and the application of new technologies to both individual and classroom learning.

LING-316 ESL Classroom Management in TESOL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

Students explore principles of classroom management, especially as they apply to TESOL. They become familiar with current sources of information on classroom management, and begin to develop a personal classroom management system that is appropriate to the varied TESOL audiences.

LING-317 Materials Creation in TESOL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

This course highlights the foundational principles of materials design and evaluation in English-language teaching. Students evaluate published and teachermade materials, and apply the principles to their own created materials in a practical workshop setting.

LING-318 Using Drama in TESOL 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

This hands-on course provides an introduction to using drama techniques in TESOL. Students critically examine and reflect on how drama activities can be used to contribute to the TESOL classroom.

LING-319 Issues in TESOL & Missions 1 Sem. Hour Fall, Spring

This course examines the role English language teaching has played within the modern foreign missions movement. Criticisms of this approach are examined, issues clarified, assumptions articulated, and principles of a biblical, ethical approach are suggested.

Linguistics Track (2 courses, 6 sem. hours)

LING-310 Articulatory Phonetics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds that are found in the languages of the world. Through practice inside and outside of the classroom, students will learn to recognize and produce the various sounds, transcribe them with phonetic symbols, and describe how they are produced. Attention will also be given to other phonetic details such as tone, intonation, stress, and duration.

LING-330 Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

Theory of language sound systems, principles of analysis of sound systems, and principles of forming an orthography. Opportunity will be given to apply these principles to a wide range of natural language data.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics