Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Modern Languages (MODL)

MODL 590 -  Experimental  

An experimental course is a unique and specifically focused topic within the general purview of a department but is offered on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate, Post Baccalaureate, Senior 1 or Senior 2.

MODL 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program that is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate, Post Baccalaureate, Senior 1 or Senior 2.

MODL 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, department offering that is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate, Post Baccalaureate, Senior 1 or Senior 2.

MODL 602 -  Principles of Language Learning and Teaching  

This course examines current and historical principles in adult learning of second, additional, foreign, other and new languages; as well as theories of teaching language to those learners.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 604 -  Methods of TESOL  

This course examines current and historical approaches, methods, designs, procedures and techniques in the teaching of adults learning second, additional, foreign, other and new languages.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 606 -  Second Language Acquisition  

This course examines current and historical research in second language acquisition (SLA). SLA studies the acquisition of second, addition, foreign, other or new languages by describing the characteristics of learner language and explaining how learners acquire a new language.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 608 -  Grammar for TESOL  

This course surveys the linguistic, pedagogic and prescriptive grammatical structures of English for instructors of English to speakers of other languages.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 612 -  Sociolinguistics  

This course examines current and historical theories, research, and applications of sociolinguistics, the study of the relationship between language and society.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 614 -  Computer Assisted Language Learning  

This course examines the current and historical theories in the study of computer and technology-centered applications to language learning and teaching.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 616 -  Language Testing and Assessment  

This course examines current and historical theories and key concepts in language testing and assessment, including validity, language models, test design, prototyping and field-testing, skills assessment, standardized testing and fairness and ethics.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 690 -  Experimental  

An Experimental course is a unique and specifically focused topic within the general purview of a department but is offered on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 695 -  Workshop  

A Workshop is a program that is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 698 -  Advanced Selected Topics  

An Advanced Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering that is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 699 -  Practicum in TESOL  

This course give practical experience for TESOL program students by developing skills for appropriate instructional, assessment, evaluative and administrative strategies and procedure in TESOL. Students will complete 33 hours of supervised clinical work per credit at an approved ESL instructional site. Clinical work will include a variety of TESOL-related activities including observation, materials preparation and development, tutoring, direct instruction of individual or small groups of students, assessment, evaluation and program administrative work. Students will meet regularly for individual supervision with their on-site and university supervisors, as well as receive online group supervision with their university supervisor.

Prerequisites: MODL 602C and MODL 604C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Tch Engl to Spkrs ofOther Lang.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work on-on-one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Tch Engl to Spkrs ofOther Lang.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 750 -  Internship  

Internships give students individually designed experiential learning opportunities geared to their vocational goals. Students complete 40 hours of internship work per credit while observing and participating in a wide range of instructional, research, writing or administrative activities via supervised placement in an approved TESOL-related educational, institutional, industry or agency setting. Students will meet for individual supervision with their on-site and university supervisors, as well as receive online supervision with their university supervisor. A final project including a report and analysis of the experience will be required to complete the internship. Students opting to do an internship register for a minimum of 3 credits and complete the project in one calendar year. Students who do not complete the project in one calendar year must register for 1 additional credit each consecutive term until completion, up to a maximum of 6 credits. Proof of liability insurance and appropriate clearances may be required.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Tch Engl to Spkrs ofOther Lang.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MODL 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 799 -  Capstone TESOL Project  

Capstone projects require students to complete a multi-dimensional project in their area of interest: multi-media or print instructional material development, language program administration development, ESOL or community-based literacy public relations, etc. Students will meet regularly online of face-to-face for individual or small group supervision with their professor. Students will propose their own projects or create one in collaboration with faculty. The project must be approved by the supervising professor by the end of the first week of the start of the course. Students opting to do a capstone project register for a minimum of 3 credits and complete the project in one calendar year. Students who do not complete the project in one calendar year must register for 1 additional credit each consecutive term until completion, up to a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Tch Engl to Spkrs ofOther Lang.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MODL 800 -  Thesis  

The thesis is a scholarly project based on innovative research and/or creative study pertinent to TESOL or a related area. A research advisor and committee supervise the thesis. Students wishing to pursue a thesis project should consult with their research advisor after completing one-half of their coursework. The advisor will assist the student with the necessary steps to proceed such as preliminary selection of a topic and arranging for the appointment of a committee. Students opting to do a thesis register for a minimum of 3 credits and complete the scholarly project in one calendar year. Students who do not complete the thesis in one calendar year must register for 1 additional credit each consecutive term until completion, up to a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Tch Engl to Spkrs ofOther Lang.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.