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TSL 3080 Introduction to ESOL Theories and Practices (3)


This course introduces students to the underlying theories and principles that shape the field of ESOL. It includes the legal issues and historical foundations for serving the ELL theories of first and second language acquisition/development, principles of language assessment, and issues of language interferences. Additionally, it lends attention to the subsystems of language, role of language transfer, Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS), Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), language pragmatics and cultural issues in communication.



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