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th-534-christian-worldview

Th 534 Christian Worldview

Subject: Theology
Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

An introduction to the concept of worldview and the lineaments of the Christian worldview and Christian mind. The course will include both an introduction to the way that Christian  belief impacts all Christian thinking as well as a critical analysis of major challenges to the Christian worldview such as atheistic naturalism, postmodernism and consumerism.

Professor Randal Rauser
Details Type: Semester  Location: Taylor  Credits:3
th-634-christain-apologetics

Th 634 Christain Apologetics

Subject: Theology
Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

An introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identificationof evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical ground of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.

Professor Randal Rauser
Details Type: Semester  Location: Taylor  Credits:3
tsl-applied-linguistics

TSL 411 Applied Linguistics

Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

This course focuses on the lexical and sound system of the English language. It is primarily a theoretical course to enable the ESL teacher to understand and explain the vocabulary and pronunciation of English.

Professor TBA
Details Date: May 5-9 Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Edmonton Credits: 3
tsl-412-second-language-acquisition

TSL 412 Second Language Acquisition

Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

The theories behind the methods and techniques of teaching ESL will be covered. The nature of language, culture, second language acquisition, and teaching methodologies are some of the topics discussed. The role of the teacher and learner are analyzed.

Professor TBA
Details Date: May 20 - 23 Type: Mod/Hybrid Location: Edmonton  Credits:3
tsl-413-applied-linguistics-ii

TSL 413 Applied Linguistics II

Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

This course focuses on the grammatical system of the English language. It is primarily a theoretical course to enable the ESL teacher to understand and explain the language structures of English. Pre-requisite: TSL 411.

Professor TBA
Details Date: May 12-16 Type: Mod/Hybrid  Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
tsl-414-methods-and-materials

TSL 414 Methods and Materials

Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

A practical course dealing with the methods and techniques of teaching the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The communicative approach will be  emphasized, dealing with such topics as integrated lesson planning, grouping for cooperative learning and multi-level classroom teaching.

Professor TBA
Details  Type: May 26 - 30   Location: Edmonton  Credits: 3
tsl-415-416-practicum-i-ii

TSL 415 &416 Practicum I & II

Term: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

TSL 415 TESOL Practicum I This practicum component involves 10 hours of bservation in an adult ESL classroom. Specific observation tasks will be given to the student to complete as  they familiarize themselves with the function of the ESL classroom and look at developing bridges between their classroom theory and application in the classroom.


TSL 416 TESOL Practicum II This practicum involves 20 hours of in class teaching in an adult  ESL class. Students will have to prepare lesson plans and submit them to the practicum  supervisor as well as work with a qualified sponsor teacher in delivering course content to a  class. Disciplines that are focused on are assessment, curriculum development, lesson planning and delivery. Pre-requisite: TSL 415.

Professor TBA
Details TSL 415: Term: June - July Type: Mod/ Hybrid Location: Edmonton  Credits: 1
TSL 416: Term:
June - July  Type: Mod/ Hybrid Location: Edmonton  Credits: 2