E322 – English Language for Teachers I

Credit Hours:

Course Level:

Semesters Offered:

Description: E322 is the first semester of a sequence of courses in the English language for teachers, required of all teaching certificate majors. These courses aim to provide undergraduate teaching certificate students with the resources they need in the English language. It selects from topics covered in standard introductions to linguistics and in modern grammar courses. To these topics it adds concerns of language pedagogy.

These courses view language, rather than grammar alone, as the proper scope of English teacher preparation. Nevertheless, since grammar is a necessary and perhaps central part of an English teacher’s intellectual equipment, these courses contain a substantial amount of grammar, cast in a way that develops students’ analytic skills and increases their understanding of linguistic study as inquiry into the human mind.

The first course in the sequence (E322) includes core topics, basic knowledge necessary to entering into the more complex material covered in the second course (E323).