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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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ENG 283 - ESL Sociolinguistic Studies for Teachers

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course focuses on the fundamentals of language study with equal emphasis on the sound, the word, the sentence, the meaning and the discourse patterns in English as manifested in daily use.  Students also examine misconceptions about language use, stereotyping and language change.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Examine beliefs and attitudes about language use.
  2. Apply sociolinguistics to the teaching of English.
  3. Explain common misconceptions about languages and language use.
  4. Identify language diversity, privilege and oppression within and toward different cultures.
  5. Describe how mental, physical and social factors shape and restrict the ways in which languages are learned.
  6. Describe why and how languages change.
  7. Apply linguistic knowledge to the development of classroom activities.
Listed Topics
  1. Bias and stereotyping in response to language use
  2. Language learning as a social practice
  3. Linguistic power structures
  4. Language change
Reference Materials
OERs and supplemental peer reviewed journal articles related to subject matter or appropriate textbook if necessary.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/12/2021

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