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

Fall 2020

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)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 8:26am 9/24/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020

English in the World

Spring 2021

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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 8:26am 9/24/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021

English in the World

Summer 2020

Taught By: Alex Silverman

Section: A

CRN: 1269

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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 8:25am 9/24/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020