English as an Intl Language (EIL)

EIL Class Schedule

Courses

EIL 214   TESL in the Elementary School   credit: 3 Hours.

On-site practical experience in an elementary school, involving at least 100 hours of classroom observations, consultations, teaching, tutoring, and assisting, to acquaint students with the many facets of ESL/bilingual education in a public school setting. Hours to be arranged with the cooperating teacher. Satisfies one requirement for those who wish to obtain an Illinois ESL endorsement on an Illinois teaching certificate.

EIL 215   TESL in the Secondary School   credit: 3 Hours.

On-site practical experience in a secondary school, involving at least 100 hours of classroom observations, consultations, teaching, tutoring, and assisting, to acquaint students with the many facets of ESL/bilingual education in a public school setting. Hours to be arranged with the cooperating teacher. Satisfies one requirement for those who wish to obtain an Illinois ESL endorsement on an Illinois teaching certificate.

EIL 411   Intro to TESL Methodology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to TESL/TEFL, including the concept of "communicative competence" and its components; teaching contexts; current research on teaching second language skills; syllabus, lesson, and materials design; and classroom techniques. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EIL 422   Engl Grammar for ESL Teachers   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Adaptation of modern English grammar to meet the needs of the ESL/EFL teacher, with special emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills that can be used in the analysis of the syntax, lexis and pragmatics of English. Same as ENGL 404. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EIL 445   Second Lang Reading & Writing   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduces students to second language reading and writing, including theory, research, and practical application. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be taken concurrently with EIL 489 with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 456   Lang and Social Interaction I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The course goals are to develop an understanding of the characteristics of naturally-occurring talk; several methodologies for collecting and studying it; the relationship of talk to human conduct, society and culture, including cross-cultural (mis)understanding; and to relate these insights to language learning, language teaching methodologies, and materials design. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 460   Principles of Language Testing   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Studies theoretical and practical aspects of language testing. Examines purposes and types of language tests in relation to theories of language use and language teaching goals; discusses testing practices and procedures related to language teaching and language research; and includes the planning, writing, and administration of tests, basic descriptive statistics, and test analysis. A project is required. Same as EPSY 487, FR 460, GER 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, SLS 460, and SPAN 460. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: EIL 489 or consent of instructor.

EIL 486   Ling for Language Teachers   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to linguistics for language teachers. Examines history and scope of linguistics, and introduces key elements of linguistic analysis with accompanying theoretical analyses of syntax, morphology, phonology, the lexicon, and pragmatics. Also covers the role of non-linguistic factors in communication and prioritizes the application of linguistics to instructed language learning settings. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EIL 487   Topics in Second Lang Studies   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

Topics on practical applications of second language studies for classroom practice. 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 488   English Phon & Morph for TESL   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Applications of linguistics to language learning with special emphasis on learning the sound system of English. The course involves face-to-face and online instruction. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 511   Task Based Language Teaching   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduces students to current issues in the theory and practice of communicative language teaching. Discusses the notion that communication is a social event from three perspectives: theoretical linguistics; applied linguistics; and classroom teaching. Specific questions addressed range from a consideration of the nature of applied linguistics to issues related to student autonomy. Prerequisite: EIL 411 and consent of instructor.

EIL 512   Practicum in Teaching ESL   credit: 4 Hours.

Practical guided experience teaching ESL. Students will recruit, test, and teach an ESL class of adults from the community, developing their own lessons and materials based on principles of communicative language teaching. Students will also observe their peer student teachers and provide them with feedback. Prerequisite: EIL 411 and permission of instructor.

EIL 587   Seminar in Second Lang Studies   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 588   Generative Phon in Engl Tchg   credit: 4 Hours.

Generative phonological analyses of English and the teaching of English pronunciation: reevaluation of teaching goals, content, presentation, and methodology; required projects involve research into English phonology leading to the development and evaluation of lesson materials for ESL classes. Prerequisite: EIL 411 and EIL 488.

EIL 591   Research in Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Independent study under guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EIL 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 8 Hours.

Individual direction of research and thesis writing. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of thesis supervisor.