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TESOL

TESL-096
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (0)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

TESL-096
N01
TESOL
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (0)

Language Learning and Identity

This course explores current debates in the field of language education that address language as a social practice. It investigates the way language constructs and is constructed by a wide variety of social relationships including those between writer and reader, teacher and student, classroom and community, test maker and test taker, and researcher and researched. The course considers how gender/race/classed identity are negotiated within such relationships and explores how social relations of power can both constrain and enable the range of educational possibilities available to both learners and teachers. Meets with TESL-560 N01.

TESL-096
N02T
TESOL
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (0)

Graduate Student Academic Writing

This course helps graduate students adapt to academic expectations and academic writing requirements during the first semester of graduate studies in the students' chosen field of study at American University. A large portion of the course focuses on the individual writing needs of each student and draws upon the challenges that students face in their classes. This course supports the transition of students to a new academic culture and style of writing.