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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA College of Arts and Humanities TSL3346 Syllabus Department Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, CNH523 Course Title ESL as an International Language Course Number TSL3346 Course Credit 3 hours Semester Fall 2014 Instructor Marcella A. Farina, Ph.D. Telephone 407.823.0887, TESOL office 407.823.2472, Department office E-mail All course correspondence should be through the CANVAS Inbox. Class Meeting Info NSC116 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1.30pm-2.45pm Office Hour Info CNH532 Tuesdays, 3.45pm-5.45pm & Thursdays, 12.15pm-1.15pm COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will focus on English as it relates to native and non-native speakers. Topics include grammar, pronunciation, cross-cultural issues, and details about teaching English worldwide. Approximately 15% of class time is spent actually working with English Language Learners (ELLs) at UCF's Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies (CMMS) through their Conversation Hour Program. Students in this course will have a chance to apply what they learn about English as a Second Language (ESL) with these ELLs. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. English: Demonstrate solid knowledge of English grammar for native speakers. 2. English: Recognize and avoid common native speaker grammatical errors. 3. English: Demonstrate knowledge of grammar for English Language Learners. 4. English: Understand what vocabulary in a second language entails. 5. English: Understand some of the difficult issues in English pronunciation. 6. Job: Identify best current job markets for teaching English overseas for you. 7. Job: Learn about Internet sites to locate potential teaching jobs. 8. Job: Be able to analyze job announcements critically. 9. Job: Identify value of various TEFL certificate programs, especially those online. 10. Job: Understand some of the cultural differences in various EFL destinations. 11. Job: Learn to create an appropriate CV for your target country. 12. English + Job: Comprehend and communicate with nonnative speakers of English in English. 13. English + Job: Gain experience working with English Language Learners from various countries. 14. English + Job: Recognize ELL grammar problems by the speaker's native language. COURSE MATERIALS (required) Folse, K. (2009). Keys to teaching grammar to English language learners: A practical handbook. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. NOTE: Royalties from this textbook are donated to a TEFL scholarship fund at UCF for UCF students to teach abroad for a short time (e.g., a month or a semester) to gain EFL teaching experience. This may be used for any semester for any type of EFL teaching (normal contract, volunteer, study abroad). For more details, refer to http://mll.cah.ucf.edu/scholarship-tefl.php Two BROWN Scantron forms COURSE EXPECTATIONS NOTE: There is NO make-up credit for missed lecture or CMMS sessions. There are NO make-up quizzes or make-up exams. There is NO extra credit. There is NO partial credit. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. Attendance (10%): Attendance counts as a percentage of your overall grade. Much of your learning in this course, especially the work with ELLs at the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies (CMMS), depends entirely on class attendance. Logically, if you are not in class, you are not able to participate. Attendance IS taken at every class meetings. Therefore, it is imperative that you attend ALL lecture class meetings and all CMMS class meetings in order to do well in this course. Follow the lecture/CMMS schedule on this syllabus according to the group to which you are assigned: Group 1 (Last names A-K) Group 2 (Last names L-Z) For lecture class meetings, a sign-up sheet will be passed around the classroom. For CMMS class meetings, attendance will be obtained from the CMMS sign-in sheet. It is YOUR responsibility to sign each lecture/CMMS sign-in sheet at each class meeting. If you miss a lecture class meeting, it is recommended that you get the notes from a classmate. The instructor will not provide written notes or power-point images for lectures missed. CMMS Reflections (10%): An integral part of this course is the time that you will spend working with ESL students in the CMMS Conversation Hour Program. It is expected that you attend ALL the CMMS Conversation Hour sessions as indicated on the course syllabus. For each session, you will write a short summary of what transpired as well as a reflection of that interaction. CMMS Reflection Guidelines, which also includes a sample reflection, and the task rubric can be accessed through the course website under ASSIGNMENTS on the left sidebar. Reflections are due by noon (12.00pm) the Sunday following the CMMS class meeting. See the course website for exact due dates/times. http://mll.cah.ucf.edu/scholarship-tefl.php Video Reports (10%): The grammar- and vocabulary-related can be accessed through the course website under ASSIGNMENTS on the left sidebar. Follow the instructions of the module as indicated, and make sure to complete one grammar and one vocabulary task per week. Check the course website for specific due dates/times. Assignments (20%): The course includes several assignments related to TEFL employment in the world. Make sure to complete each assignment before the due date/time. Quizzes (10%): This course has 25-30 quizzes on the course reading assignments that must be completed BEFORE class. The purpose of these quizzes is to familiarize you with the material before you come to class. They are not timed, and it is expected that you will consult your books and other materials. You may take quizzes twice, and only your higher score will count. In addition, the three lowest quiz scores will be dropped. Quizzes are due by the due date/time indicated in CANVAS. If you miss a quiz, your score is zero. ALL of the quizzes are open from now until their due date, so you can (and should) work ahead, especially if you anticipate being busy in a given week. Exams (40%): The mid-term and final exams will include multiple-choice questions, short answer, and essay questions and will be administered in class. The mid-term exam covers course content up through the lesson preceding the exam and takes place during regular class time. However, the final exam is comprehensive and does not take place during regular class time, so make sure to know the date/time so that you dont miss it. Both exams are indicated on the COURSE SCHEDULE. ***Remember to bring a BROWN Scantron*** Grading Scale Percentage range Letter grade 93 100 A 90 92 A- 87 89 B+ 83 86 B 80 82 B- 77 79 C+ 73 76 C 70 72 C- 60 69 D 59 0 F COURSE SCHEDULE Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 1 8/19 Lecture Topic: Course Introduction & CMMS Do BEFORE Class: Buy course textbook Review CANVAS course website & course syllabus 8/21 Lecture Topic: TEFL Jobs & Questions to Ask Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Course Introduction & CMMS Complete MODULES/TEFL Jobs & Questions to Ask 2 8/26 Lecture Topic: Fulbright English Teaching Assist Fellowship, Guest Speaker Dr. Keith Folse Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Fulbright; peruse the application; bring any questions to class Complete MODULES/English Language/Native Speaker Pre-test 8/28 Lecture Topic: Teaching in Latin American, Guest Speakers Ms. Sibley Brown (Dominican Republic) Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Latin America; complete QUIZ Central/South Americas 9/2 Lecture Topic: Teaching in Asia, Guest Speakers Mr. Chad Hernet (Peace Corps) & Mrs. Karen Tinsley-Kim Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Asia/Japan; complete QUIZ Japan Read KEYS 4.11 & 4.12 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 22 3 9/4 Lecture Topic: Teaching in the Middle East, Guest Speakers Ms. Courtney Jorgensen (Morocco) & Ms. Heidi Jo Barlett (JET & Columbia) Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Middle East; complete QUIZ Middle East Read KEYS 4.8-4.10 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 20 Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 4 9/9 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: What to teach & 8 parts of speech Before Class: Read KEYS 1.1 & 1.2; complete activities; check answers; complete QUIZ 2 Read KEYS 2.2; complete QUIZ 6 9/11 Lecture Topic: What to teach & 8 parts of speech Before Class: Read KEYS 1.1 & 1.2; complete activities; check answers; complete QUIZ 2 Read KEYS 2.2; complete QUIZ 6 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 5 9/16 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Prepositions; Idioms & Phrasal Verbs Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.6; complete QUIZ 17; Complete MODULES/English Language/Phrasal Verbs & Idioms Read KEYS 3.11; complete QUIZ 30 9/18 Lecture Topic: Prepositions; Idioms & Phrasal Verbs Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.6; complete QUIZ 17; Complete MODULES/English Language/Phrasal Verbs & Idioms Read KEYS 3.11; complete QUIZ 30 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 6 9/23 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Verb Tenses Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 2.4; complete activities; check answers; complete QUIZZES 8 & 9 9/25 Lecture Topic: Verb Tenses Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 2.4; complete activities; check answers; complete QUIZZES 8 & 9 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 7 9/30 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Verb to be Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.1, complete QUIZ 12; Read KEYS 5.2, 5.9, 5.11 (Techniques); plan on how these techniques could apply to the verb to be 10/2 Lecture Topic: Verb to be Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.1, complete QUIZ 12; Read KEYS 5.2, 5.9, 5.11 (Techniques); plan on how these techniques could apply to the verb to be CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 8 10/7 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Count/Noncount Nouns Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.5; complete QUIZ 13; Read KEYS 4.1 & 4.2 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 14; Read KEYS 4.3 & 4.4 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 16 10/9 Lecture Topic: Count/Noncount Nouns Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.5; complete QUIZ 13; Read KEYS 4.1 & 4.2 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 14; Read KEYS 4.3 & 4.4 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 16 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 9 10/14 Review for Mid-term Exam Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Mid-term Exam 10/16 MID-TERM EXAM ***Remember to bring a BROWN Scantron*** 10 10/21 Lecture Topic: TEFL Job Websites Do BEFORE Class: Identify 2 TEFL websites with good jobs for you; bring the URLs to class to discuss Identify/print the best job you might qualify for once you have your TEFL Certificate 10/23 Lecture Topic: Job Interviewers: Why They Do or Dont Select You Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Job Interviewers: Why They Do and Dont Select You Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 11 10/28 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Modals Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.12; complete QUIZ 24 Read KEYS 4.5-4.7 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 18 10/30 Lecture Topic: Modals Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.12; complete QUIZ 24 Read KEYS 4.5-4.7 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 18 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 12 11/4 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Pronunciation & Voicing Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.8; complete QUIZ 19 Complete MODULES/English Language/Odd-Man Out Exercise 11/6 Lecture Topic: Pronunciation & Voicing Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 3.8; complete QUIZ 19 Complete MODULES/English Language/Odd-Man Out Exercise CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 13 11/11 Veterans Day Holiday (no classes) 11/13 Lecture Topic: Hot Seat Questions Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 4.13-4.20 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 25 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Week Date Group 1 (last names A-K) Group 2 (last names L-Z) 14 11/18 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Hot Seat Questions Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 4.13-4.20 (Hot Seat Questions); complete QUIZ 25 11/20 Lecture Topic: Teaching Techniques Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 5.1-5.25 (Techniques); complete MODULES/English Language/Teaching Techniques Complete MODULES/English Language/Native Speaker Post-test CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection 15 11/25 CMMS Conversation Hour Do AFTER Conversation Hour session: Submit CMMS Reflection Lecture Topic: Teaching Techniques Do BEFORE Class: Read KEYS 5.1-5.25 (Techniques); complete MODULES/English Language/Teaching Techniques Complete MODULES/English Language/Native Speaker Post-test 11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) 16 12/2 Study Day (no classes) Do BEFORE Class: Complete MODULES/Final Exam FINAL EXAM December 9, 2014, 1.00pm 3.50pm ***Remember to bring a BROWN Scantron*** Gray highlighted sessions are held at CMMS. Go directly to MMC by 1.50pm.. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to participate and forfeit the grade for that days activity. IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY Your own English language ability counts in this course! This course has optional discussions, email exchanges, and reports or written assignments. The language that you use is a strong part of who you are as a participant in this course. In this course, it is a strong marker of your identity. I always say that when you walk into a real classroom as the new teacher, your students will judge you first -- rightly or wrongly -- by the way you look, the way you dress, and finally the way you speak. This is a TSL course, which is Teaching English as a Second Language, which in part consists of my ability to prepare you to be a top-notch teacher of the English language. I underline these words for emphasis as a segue to my next topic: your language in this course. Your language counts in this course. You need to use correct capitalization, correct spelling, correct punctuation, and correct tone. Everyone slips up with a typo here or there. I am not talking about a slip-up. I'm talking about outright errors that ENGLISH teachers cannot and should not make. You can't ignore capitalization rules or use poor grammar, common misspellings, or incorrect tone. I'm not perfect, and our goal is not to be perfect all the time, but yes, you either get paid now (if you have a job) or will get paid (in the future) to teach English, so you need to be a role model of correct usage of the English language. Remember that for your students -- whether you teach a class of 5th graders in Kissimmee or adults in Cairo -- you are the sole source of exposure to the English language and are, therefore, a language role model. Therefore in this course, your language does count. ANY number of points can and will be deducted for poor grammar, spelling, punctuation, or other language related issues. No, there is no set amount of points in the assignments for language use because in a class that prepares teachers of English, this should be obvious. However in the interest of clarity, I am stating that you can lose any number of points for any assignment due to poor language. Why am I making this particular speech now? My job is successful when I find out that you have landed a great job teaching in the US or abroad. It's that simple. If you make English language errors in this course and I don't say anything because I don't want to offend you, then I'm not doing my job. When you apply for your dream job and make an English error in your cover letter or cover email, it is very likely that you will not get the job. ("Please except my resume" is a great example of the type of error I'm talking about.) If you don't get that job, then our program is not completing its mission, which is to enable you to land a good ESL or EFL or Language Arts teaching position. If anyone is offended by this position, I completely respect your opportunity to find a replacement course without language standards. I hope you don't drop, but your language in this course IS important to me and, I hope, to you as well for many reasons. ADDITIONAL POLICIES Tracking Student Participation in CANVAS Faculty are required to document student academic activity at the beginning of each course each semester. Therefore, you must complete a designated course activity by the end of the first week of classes or as soon as possible after adding the course but no later than the establish cut-off date. Failure to promptly complete this task may result in a financial aid distribution delay. Late Submissions & Make-up/ Extra-credit Assignments No late submissions or make-up/extra credit assignments Copyright Protection This course may contain copyright protected materials, such as audio or video clips, images, text materials. These items are being used with regard to the Fair Use doctrine in order to enhance the learning environment. Please do not copy, duplicate, download, or distribute these items. The use of these materials is strictly reserved for this online classroom environment and your use only. All copyright materials are credited to the copyright holder. Communication Protocol The CANVAS Inbox should be used for all course communication. Do not use the professors Outlook email address. Do not use DISCUSSION to send a message to the instructor or classmate. Do not forward someone else's e-mail without their permission. Remember, too, that online communication lacks the nonverbal cues that fill in much of the meaning in face-to-face communication. Therefore, be judicious/respectful when you express yourself. Instructor response to e-mails will be made within 24 hours Monday through Thursday. E-mails received Friday through Sunday or during a holiday will be answered on the next school day. Accommodations for differently-abled students Students with disabilities who qualify for academic accommodations must provide a letter from Students Disability Services (SDS) during the first week of class. SDS determines accommodations based on appropriate documentation of disabilities. Plagiarism Statement Plagiarism of any kind will NOT be tolerated. Every student is expected to do his/her own work in its entirety. A first act of plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment and a failing grade in the course. A further act of plagiarism will result in academic review before a UCF committee. Students are responsible for understanding what constitutes plagiarism. Student Conduct Academic integrity will be appraised according to the student academic behavior standards outlined in The Golden Rule of the University of Central Florida's Student Handbook. For further details, see the Golden Rule Handbook. http://sds.sdes.ucf.edu/http://sds.sdes.ucf.edu/http://goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu/http://goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu/THE UCF CREED Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence are the core values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions. Integrity I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community. Community I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual. Creativity I will use my talents to enrich the human experience. Excellence I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.

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