NMAT

5154

English in the World

Schools of Public Engagement: TESOL

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

English in the World

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alex Silverman

Section: A

CRN: 5431

Credits: 3

This course explores the complex, controversial and multi-faceted roles of English in today’s globalized world. Students are challenged to research and address fundamental questions: How does learning English relate to linguistic and cultural identities? How can we describe and characterize the variety of Englishes which have emerged since the end of colonialism and the spread of American economic and cultural influence? This course also pushes students to engage with a major demographic language shift: English is now spoken by more non-native speakers than native speakers. More and more English interactions around the world do not involve native speakers. Who “owns” English now? What is ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) And what does this shift mean for the way we teach English and the norms and standards that respond to learners’ needs? A distinctive feature of the course are the four projects that allow students to engage in a personal manner with these complex topics. The final project unites the theoretical and the practical as students undertake structured, ethnographic research. Here, course participants interview some of their own students/colleagues, analyzing the results in terms of concepts learned in the course with particular emphasis on communication strategies and linguistic identities.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: TESOL (NMAT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:51pm 7/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020

English in the World

Fall 2019

Taught By: Alex Silverman

Section: A

CRN: 4135

Credits: 3

This course explores the complex, controversial and multi-faceted roles of English in today’s globalized world. Students are challenged to research and address fundamental questions: How does learning English relate to linguistic and cultural identities? How can we describe and characterize the variety of Englishes which have emerged since the end of colonialism and the spread of American economic and cultural influence? This course also pushes students to engage with a major demographic language shift: English is now spoken by more non-native speakers than native speakers. More and more English interactions around the world do not involve native speakers. Who “owns” English now? What is ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) And what does this shift mean for the way we teach English and the norms and standards that respond to learners’ needs? A distinctive feature of the course are the four projects that allow students to engage in a personal manner with these complex topics. The final project unites the theoretical and the practical as students undertake structured, ethnographic research. Here, course participants interview some of their own students/colleagues, analyzing the results in terms of concepts learned in the course with particular emphasis on communication strategies and linguistic identities.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: TESOL (NMAT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:50pm 7/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019

English in the World

Summer 2019

Taught By: Alex Silverman

Section: A

CRN: 1309

Credits: 3

This course explores the complex, controversial and multi-faceted roles of English in today’s globalized world. Students are challenged to research and address fundamental questions: How does learning English relate to linguistic and cultural identities? How can we describe and characterize the variety of Englishes which have emerged since the end of colonialism and the spread of American economic and cultural influence? This course also pushes students to engage with a major demographic language shift: English is now spoken by more non-native speakers than native speakers. More and more English interactions around the world do not involve native speakers. Who “owns” English now? What is ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) And what does this shift mean for the way we teach English and the norms and standards that respond to learners’ needs? A distinctive feature of the course are the four projects that allow students to engage in a personal manner with these complex topics. The final project unites the theoretical and the practical as students undertake structured, ethnographic research. Here, course participants interview some of their own students/colleagues, analyzing the results in terms of concepts learned in the course with particular emphasis on communication strategies and linguistic identities.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: TESOL (NMAT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:50pm 7/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 6/3/2019 - 8/4/2019