Dr. Lilia Savova, Department of English, will be teaching a graduate course in English as a Second Langauge (ESL) for Spring 2011.
Here is a more detailed description of the course:
This course offers a variety of effective strategies for ESOL materials design. Based on established as well as innovative approaches to curriculum design, it focuses on both curriculum philosophies and on design principles. It discusses materials as one of the three physical components of the ESOL classroom, the other two being teachers and students. Furthermore, it offers a more recent differentiation between materials as static objects and materials use as a dynamic construct. Students will engage in the design of personally meaningful semester-long projects and classroom tasks that place learning in the center of instruction and allow the incorporation of contemporary media and multimodal discourses.