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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - FLE5316

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2058 2003-05-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1724 000 03
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Joyce Nutta 5534620

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    FLE 5316 Language Principles, Acquisition and Teaching

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Language Prin., Acq. and Teach
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    FLE 5315


    Course Description

    Restricted to Education majors and not repeatable for credit. Overview of applied SLA theory and components of language. Methods & techniques of comprehensible instruction and the development of oral proficiency and literacy skills for LEP children.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The Florida Department of Education now requires ESOL endorsement for teacher candidates who will be primary providers of English language instruction. This is one of three courses in the program which provide students with the competencies required for

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This is one of three courses in the program which provide students with the competencies required for the ESOL endorsement in conjunction with infused courses.

    For the present this course would service only the Elementary Dual Track and the Exceptional Education M.A.T. programs but it could be added to future graduate teacher preparation programs.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    It has not been offered as such.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will demonstrate basic comprehension of the subfields of linguistics.

    Students will demonstrate basic comprehension of first & second language acquisition processes.

    Students will apply their knowledge of linguistics and the second language acquisition process to developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate instruction.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Accomplish the required objectives and learn the 25 ESOL Performance Standards. The objectives spiral to higher levels of application in each course.

    C. Major Topics

    The subfields of linguistics: Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Discourse & Text Analysis, Pragmatics.

    Oral and written language of LEP students.

    Linguistic competence.

    Modifications of lesson plans.

    Literacy development.

    D. Textbooks

    "Language and learning: The home and school years." Piper, T. (1998). Merrill: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

    2-part course packet

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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