TESOL

TESL-560
TESOL Topics (1-3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Topics include teaching pronunciation, the lexical approach to language teaching, learning disabilities in the ELT classroom, EFL methodology, and multilevel/multicultural classrooms. Usually offered every term.

TESL-560
001
TESOL
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

TESOL Topics (1-3)

Words through Time and Space: Sources of the English Lexicon

Is "crocodile" really related to "sugar"? Why can you say "yellower" but not "oranger"? In this course students see words in four dimensions by discovering their hidden relationships with other words, their histories through millennia of changes, and their travels through languages from across the globe. Examples of true (though unlikely) etymologies, folk-etymologies, and etymythologies are considered.