Course Dates | Available any semester
Credits | 2 Transcripted Credits
Delivery Method | Online Asynchronous (Self-paced)
Instructor Name | Dr. Anne Walker
This course is designed for world language teachers seeking Minnesota teacher licensure. Using the English language as a reference point, this course examines how languages are structured with a focus on understanding the linguistic systems of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Students will gain a basic understanding of linguistics and how languages are structured.
Students will apply the linguistic concepts learned in the course to the target language which they teach.
OutcomesStudents will be able to:
Explain in linguistic terms what is meant by “language as a system”
Define phonology, morphology, syntax , semantics and pragmatics and explain how they work together as a system in language and communication.
Describe phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics using examples from the English language and other world languages.
Use comparative linguistic analysis to linguistically describe a world language other than English.
You should take notes and understand the linguistic terms and concepts introduced in each module. Focus on understanding the terms and concepts and thinking through the examples provided – you do not need to memorize anything for the quizzes since quizzes are open book and you can use your notes and other resources.
Quizzes are open-book. You have one hour to complete each quiz. Most of the quiz questions require you to apply what you have learned in the readings and viewings to examples of real language. Therefore you need to understand the linguistic concepts and critically think about language, not just memorize definitions and terms.
You need to pass quizzes with 100%. Any missed questions will be repeated until you answer them correctly. Then you may advance to the next module.
Most of the assignments require you to discuss your target language using the linguistic concepts you learned in that module. You can write these assignments based on what you already know about the language or you may do some quick research on the Internet.
If you use websites, books or other resources, you must provide citations and references.
Use the linguistic terms you have learned in the course: for example, when talking about word order and word endings, use the specific linguistic terms syntax and morphology instead of grammar.
All assignments must be in your own words – please do not copy verbatim sentences because this will be considered plagiarism and academic dishonesty.
You do not have to write an essay with an introduction, conclusion, etc. However, your writing should reflect your knowledge and use of English syntax, morphology and orthography (correct grammar and spelling).
Module One | What is Language? What is Linguistics?
Module Two | Phonology
Module Three | Morphology
Module Four | Syntax
Module Five | Semantics
Module Six | Pragmatics
Complete the General Admission Form.Please complete this form to be admitted to Concordia College and receive credit on a transcript once you complete your course. You only need to complete this form once to attend courses at Concordia.
Create an account or log in below.Each person must register individually in order to access and complete the course.
Organizations that require payment through an administrative office may be invoiced for employees taking the course. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on this payment method.
Dr. Anne Walker Professor | Education DepartmentWarren & Wilma Pierson Endowed Chair of TESOL EducationConcordia College
Dr. Anne Walker is an applied linguist with over 35 years of experience in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She began her career as a K-8 English as a Second Language teacher and has spent the past 23 years as a teacher educator and professor, preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children in U.S. schools as well as conducting teacher workshops and trainings for English teachers around the world.
Graduate & Continuing Studies901 8th St SMoorhead, MN 56562Concordia Collegecontinue@cord.edu218.299.3567
Dr. Anne Walkerawalker3@cord.edu
We'll remember you the next time you register for an event
This screen shows you the details for the selected product.
Click the "Add to Cart" button to add this product to your shopping cart. You can enter a quantity larger then 1 to add multiples of this product to your shopping cart.
If the product is full you will see a "Wait List" button. Click this button if you would like to be notified if/when capacity is added. If capacity is increased we will email you. Upon receipt of the increased capacity notification, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If the product is not ready for purchase you will see a "Notify Me" button. You can click this button if you would like to be notified when this product is ready for purchase.
Some products can only be purchased through our partner. In this case you will see an "External Register" button. Click this button to purchase through our partner's website.