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ESL Methods

Course Details

Course Number
ECED3713
Section Number
ECED3713
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
McCullough Hall
Classroom Number
101
Days & Times

 Mondays: 4:30 pm-7:20 pm

Professor
SuHua Huang (view Profile)

Textbooks

50 Strategies for Teaching Language Learners
ISBN:
Reading, writing, and learning in ESL: A resource
ISBN:
Course Objectives

 

  1. Students will learn the theoretical basis of language and language acquisition competencies.
  2. Students will learn theories of cognitive development in ESL contexts.
  3. Students will learn language development and language acquisition models and models for instruction in ESL contexts.
  4. Students will acquire linguistic knowledge of English for L2 (English).
  5. Students will explore strategies of first- and second-language acquisition to promote students’ English language development.
  6. Students will plan and implement effective and appropriate ESL instruction using factors that affect ESL students’ learning, language and culture.
  7. Students will use a variety of classroom organization techniques, program models, and teaching strategies to integrate language skills.
  8. Students will understand formal and informal assessment procedures and instruments (language proficiency and academic achievement) used in ESL programs.
  9. Students will be exposed to standards-based procedures used with ESL students.
  10. Students will learn about family and community involvement trends that contribute to an effective English learning environment.
Course Expectations

 

This course is designed to include both lecture and in-class participation.  It will provide students with learning opportunities that will allow them to develop and practice the skills to become ESL teachers as well as critical, reflective, and active practitioners.

Grading Standards

 

All assignments must be submitted in hardcopy. Final grade will be determined by the number of points earned through completion of the following assignments and your attendance. You are required to finish all of the assignments in order to receive a complete final grade.  If you have any unfinished assignment, you will receive “incomplete” on your final grades till you completely finish all course required assignments. Meanwhile, you will lose 10 points on your final grade. Special Notes: some in-class projects and supplemental articles may be required, but not listed specifically in the syllabus. You will be informed in class and/or-via email of any changes to the calendar.

 

 

Assignment                                                                Points

Participation                                                                 100

Journal Entry                                                                200

Supplemental Test (short/long version)                       150

ESL Project Presentation                                            250

            Multicultural Book Project                                 300

 

Total                                                                           1000

 

 

A= 900-1000               Work that is outstanding and exemplary

B= 890-800                 Work that is above the minimum requirements  

C= 790-700                 Work that meets expected level of performance for most students   

D= 690-600                 Work that falls short of minimum criteria

F= 590 below              Work that falls well below the expected level of performance for most students.

 

 

 

Final Exam 12/11/2017 5:4 pm-7:45pm
Submission Format Policy

Studnets need to upload their journal entry to D2L. Students need to present Multicultural Book Project in class.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

 

No late work is acceptable. 50 points per day will be deducted for late assignments. Arrangements for exceptional cases must be made AT LEAST two days prior to the due date, but only one time per semester. Turn in your assignments with a hard copy on the due day which is listed on the course calendar.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

  1. This course has a strict attendance policy. Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, you are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability and are taken seriously.

 

  1. If you are absent, your grade will be reduced.

1st Absence – No penalty.

2nd Absence – 70 points deducted from your final grade average

3rd Absence – 150  points deducted from your final grade average

More than 3 absences – additional 100 points deducted from your final grade average for each absence beyond the first 3.

If you have an unexpected medical treatment, you must turn in a doctor’s note at the time you return to class. It is your responsibility to provide the written

   documentation to the instructor to avoid the loss of points

  1. Punctuality is also expected for all classes. Arriving 7 minutes late for the class is considered a tardy. Three tardies will result in a loss of 50 points from your final point total. Five tardies will lose 100 points in your final point total. When you arrive 15 minutes after class has started or leave before it ends you will be counted absent for that class period. 
  2. Do not use your laptop to do any assignments in the class. You are supposed to do your assignments after the class.

 

Turn cell phone off during class time. No texting is allowed. Texting is very distracting in the class. Do not do

Other Policies

   

Campus Carry Policy

 

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/

 

Academic Honesty

 

Honesty is a fundamental precept in all academic activities, and those privileged to be members of a university community have a special obligation to observe the highest standards of honesty and a right to expect the same standards of all others. Academic misconduct in any form is inimical to the purposes and functions of the university and therefore is unacceptable and rigorously proscribed. Academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade for the semester and will be reported to the appropriate authorities within the College. This policy applies to the issue of plagiarism, in particular. It is critical that you cite your sources and give people the credit they deserve.

 

Inclement Weather Policy

 

 In case of inclement weather, the instructor will post an announcement regarding the status of the class through email. Students are also encouraged to call the department if they have no immediate access to the Internet.

 

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

Tentative Schedule-20170215-151042.doc

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.