The science of language and how its different branches may be used for English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher training, classroom instruction, material development, evaluation, research, and policy development.
By the end of this course, teachers will have achieved knowledge and skills in the NCATE/TESOL Domain 1—Language as a System. The following are learning objectives associated with this standard. Candidates will: NCATE/TESOL Domain 1—Language as a System 1. Describe core concepts and terminology of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. 2. Apply linguistic concepts to classroom lesson activities. 3. Analyze the biological, functional, social, and cultural dimensions of linguistics, including pragmatics, discourse, dialects, bilingualism, and language in education. 4. Relate a linguistics topic to classroom/ESL instruction, policy, or programming.