Introduction to Linguistics for TESOL Educators: English Grammar and Language
This online course offers an introduction to the history and construction of language and to the basic linguistic concepts of learning a second language.
What you can learn.
- Understand the evolution of languages and the array of languages worldwide
- Explore important concepts in learning a second language
- Learn about syntax, semantics, sociolinguistic pragmatics, dialects, and writing systems
About this course:This online course offers an introduction to the history and construction of languages and to the basic linguistic concepts of learning a second language, such as grammar, pragmatics, and syntax. Linguistics provides an introduction to language evolution and to an appreciation of human language. Participants improve their own (English) language mastery, gain insight into English in comparison with other languages, examine grammatical categories and processes of other languages, and discover the rich array of languages and language types spoken worldwide. Key topics include grammar, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics pragmatics (the speech setting: assumptions, body language, etc.), dialects (areal, social, professional, creole, and pidgin languages), writing systems, and computational linguistics.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Internet access required. Please note that while late enrollment into a course is acceptable up to four days after the course start date, it is the responsibility of each student to acquire all required books and course materials by the time they are needed in the course.