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Introduction
Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langs
Master of Science in Education | Vietnamese Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Janet Eyring

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Humanities 835A

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hss.fullerton.edu/mll

MODERN LANGUAGE MEDIA CENTER
Humanities 325

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish
Minor in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
Master of Arts in French, German, and Spanish
Master of Science in Education:
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Business Language Concentrations for Bachelor of Arts in International Business:
   Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
Single Subject Matter Preparation Program for Secondary Teaching:
    French, German, Japanese, and Spanish (FLED)

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a wide diversity of programs of language, cultural studies, linguistics, literature, and teacher education aimed at meeting the varying needs of today’s students.

In our changing world, we must lower barriers to understanding. Communicating effectively in a foreign language is not simply an exercise in the acquisition of linguistic skills. In learning another language, we also gain insight into the thinking of another culture (often very different from our own); insights which afford us the perspective necessary to examine critically our own cultural values. In our department, we view language, culture, linguistics and literature as integrally related facets of the complex phenomenon of human communication which help us better understand ourselves, each other, our values, and our roles in a changing multicultural world.

Our department has well-established baccalaureate programs in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and master’s programs in French, German and Spanish. Additionally, we offer training for the California secondary credential program in Spanish, French, German, and Japanese (FLED), a post baccalaureate program leading to a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and an M.S. in Education with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In addition to our degree and certificate programs, we offer minors in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Course work is also offered in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Latin, Persian, and Vietnamese.

Students interested in developing language and cultural competencies find a variety of programs in Modern Languages and Literatures. Programs are designed for those who wish to pursue more advanced studies of language and literatures, as well as for the growing number of individuals who will find ability to communicate in other languages and sensitivity to other cultures important components in career preparation in the United States and abroad. Our programs are designed for those planning careers in education, government, social services, translation services, assessment, literature and the expanding areas of international business.

Our goal is to assist students in developing competence in other languages through teaching the majority of our courses in the target language. We strive to deepen students’ knowledge about language and the humanities through various means—reading representative authors in their respective literatures, familiarizing students with the cultural traditions of the peoples whose language they study, and expanding students’ knowledge of linguistics and socio-cultural context. As a department engaged in service learning, many of our majors apply their growing knowledge of languages and cultures to real community contexts.

FACULTY
Nathan Carr, Hélène Domon, Michèle Druon, Janet Eyring, Reyes Fidalgo, Juan Carlos Gallego, Leon Gilbert, Ronald Harmon, Juan Ishikawa, Josefina Hess, C. George Peale, Sandra Pérez-Linggi, Setsue Shibata, Curtis Swanson, Marjorie Tussing, Pilar Valero-Costa, Lydia Vélez, Cheryl Zimmerman.

CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers approved Single Subject Matter Preparation Programs in French, German, Japanese and Spanish for prospective secondary teachers seeking the Single Subject Teaching Credential in conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education. Information concerning admission to Teacher Education is available at the Center for Careers in Teaching (714-278-7130) (http://www.fullerton.edu/cct) and in the Office of Admission to Teacher Education (714-278-3352).

Program applications are accepted February 28th for the fall semester only. Before applying to a credential program, prospective teachers should attend an overview session sponsored by the Department of Secondary Education and then see an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. In addition, they must have completed the subject matter preparation requirements or have passed the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) and have taken the C-BEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test). During the admission process applicants will be required to demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the language. Current information is available in the department office and at http://hss.fullerton.edu/mll.


SPECIAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
International Programs
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages students to participate in a study program abroad. Such programs facilitate student mastery of the language and offer numerous cultural insights. The California State University’s International Programs offer a wide variety of study opportunities at the junior, senior, and graduate level. Language exchange programs are also available with Fudan University (China), the University of Paris (France), including international business courses and internships through Paris 9-Dauphine, the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Mexico), and the University of Nanzan (Japan). Approved internships for the B.A. in International Business are available at the School of Business, Management, and Economics in Nürtingen (Germany). Language majors are required to complete the following minimum number of units in their major on campus before departure for, or upon return from, overseas: six units of upper-division coursework at CSUF, of which at least three units must be at the 400 level.

Language Concentration for International Business
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers language concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. This component of the B.A. in International Business consists of 15 units of upper-division language study (including an internship). These courses, as well as the prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. For description of the international business program, please see the “International Business” section of this catalog.

FLAIR (Foreign Language Alliance Intra-Regional Program)
Concurrent Enrollment for French and German M.A. Programs

The French and German faculty at CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach have established a cooperative arrangement that permits graduate students enrolled at either campus to take courses concurrently at the other campus.

Benefits to students are considerable. With prior approval by the graduate adviser, coursework at either campus may be applicable to the M.A. degree. A greater selection of courses and faculty enriches graduate study and may shorten the time required to complete the degree. Cooperative scheduling ensures that time conflicts and travel time are minimized.

Garden Grove
The department offers several languages at the CSUF Garden Grove Center. For more information, contact the main office at (714) 278-3534.

The CSU/UCLA Cooperative Program in Modern Languages and Literatures
The Cooperative Program in Modern Languages and Literatures gives students the opportunity (without additional fees) to take courses in foreign languages not available on this campus or any neighboring CSU campus, but offered at UCLA. For information regarding enrollment and qualifications, interested students should inquire at the department office.

Modern Language Media Center
A 24-station computer laboratory featuring multimedia interactive capabilities facilitates both individual and group learning activities in conjunction with a networked instructor station. The computer lab is also connected to the internet, where students can access a wide variety of authentic language materials contained in websites in the countries whose languages they are studying. Adjacent to the computer lab is a 16-station Tandberg 300 computer lab.

Advisers
Undergraduate: All faculty members serve as advisers. Students may check at the department office to determine their assigned faculty adviser.

Foreign Language Teacher Education: Hèléne Domon, Reyes Fidalgo, Sandra Perez-Linggi, Setsue Shibata, Marjorie Tussing, Pilar Valero-Costa and Juan Ishikawa.

Graduate: Hèléne Domon (M.A. in French), Marjorie Tussing (M.A. in German), Lydia Velez (M.A. in Spanish), and Juan Carlos Gallego (M.S. in Education TESOL).

M.S. TESOL and TESOL Certificate: Nathan Carr, Janet Eyring, Juan Carlos Gallego, Marjorie Tussing, and Cheryl Zimmerman.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Modern Language (MLNG) 301 satisfies the course portion of the upper-division writing requirement for all foreign language majors.

Academic Standards Requirement
Each course counted to fulfill requirements for the major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Advanced Placement
Students should enroll at the point in the sequence of courses for which their previous study and/or experience has prepared them. Students with no language background should enroll in fundamental 101-level courses. Normally, two years of high school language study are considered to be equivalent to one year of college language. Students just completing two years of high school language should begin at 200-level intermediate courses. A minimum of four years of high school language, or its equivalent, is considered a prerequisite for more advanced 300-level major work.

Courses at the 101 level are not open to students who have completed two or more years of high school study or one term of college study in that language unless such study was completed three years or more before entering the class. Courses at the 102 level are not open to students who have completed two or more years of high school study or two terms of college study in that language unless such study was completed two years or more before entering the class. Language courses at the 100 level are not open to native speakers of that language.

Due to the sequential nature of language instruction, consultation with an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is essential before enrolling in courses.

International Baccalaureate Program
Students entering the university with the International Baccalaureate shall request an oral interview with two instructors of the target language. Subject to their recommendation, the following credit may be awarded:

Students with the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Language Exam with a grade of four or better will have lower-division requirements waived, and upon recommendation will receive three to twelve units of upper-division language credit.

Students with the International Baccalaureate Subsidiary Level Language B Exam with a grade of four or better will have lower-division requirements waived, and upon recommendation will receive up to six units of upper-division language credit. If no upper-division units are recommended, a minimum of six units of 200-level credit will be awarded.

Transfer Students
In accordance with university rules, all transfer students must complete 30 units in residence at Cal State Fullerton. Of these 30 units, the transfer student majoring in French, German, Japanese or Spanish is required to complete 12 upper-division units, i.e., 300- or 400-level courses, including nine units of 400-level classes in the major on the Cal State Fullerton campus. The specific courses will be determined in consultation with the student’s adviser.

Unit Requirements
Each foreign language bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 units which includes courses for the major, General Education, all University requirements and free electives.

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CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)
In cooperation with the Department of English and Linguistics Programs, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The program consists of 24 units. In order to participate in the program, students must declare the TESOL Certificate along with their degree objective.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. A grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted and a 3.0 grade-point average in the major.
  3. Good standing at the last college attended.
  4. At least two years of one foreign language or one year each of two different foreign languages or the equivalent with an average 3.0 GPA. This requirement will normally be waived for students from foreign countries who have studied English as a foreign language.
  5. Modern Language 301 with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better, or with program approval, the EWP with a score of 6 or better.
  6. English 303 with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better.
  7. Oral and written proficiency in English to be verified during the student’s first semester in the program. A minimum TOEFL score of 573 for paper-based, 230 for computer-based, or 89 for the iBT, and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English or 26 in the speaking section of the iBT (to be verified no later than at the end of the student’s first semester in the program) are required for non-native English speaking applicants who completed their bachelor’s degrees outside of the U.S.in a language other than English.

Study Plan Core Courses (12 units)
The study plan must include 24 units of committee-approved course work: 12 units of core courses, 3 units of language pedagogy, 6 units of electives, and 3 units for the practicum. All TESOL Certificate students must obtain a minimum “B minus” (2.7) grade in each core course and a “B” (3.0) average in all core, language pedagogy and elective courses combined.

TESOL 400 Fundamentals in TESOL (3)
*TESOL 509 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/Speaking Focus (3)
*TESOL 510 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)
TESOL 527 Second Language Acquisition (3)

Language Pedagogy (3 units)
*TESOL 515 Pedagogical Grammar in TESOL (3)
    OR *TESOL 520 Teaching Pronunciation and Oral Discourse in TESOL (3)
    OR TESOL 525 Teaching Vocabulary in ESL/EFL Classroom (3)
*In at least one of these courses each student will complete 20 hours of service learning at one of the sites approved by the TESOL Program.

Electives (6 units)
Students select six units from the list of courses provided below.

Culture and Literature:
Anthropology 412, 470
Chicana/o Studies 450, 480
Human Communication 420, 422, 522
Reading 560
TESOL 511
TESOL 545
400- and 500-level adviser-approved American Studies courses
400- and 500-level adviser-approved English or American literature course

Language and Linguistics
Anthropology 416
French/German/Japanese/Spanish 466
Japanese/Spanish 468
Linguistics 406, 412, 417, 442, 505, 507, 508
Reading 514
TESOL 515, 520 or 525, if not taken as a language pedagogy course.

Testing, Technology and Research
Anthropology 401
Ed El 518A,B, 519, 522, 551, 590
Linguistics 501
Psychology 461, 465
Reading 516, 520
TESOL 530
TESOL 532

Professional Education
Elementary
Ed El 434, 500, 521, 528, 529, 530, 531, 536, 541, 542, 552, 553
Reading 508
Secondary
Ed Sec 410, 540, 550
Foreign Language Education 442
Adult/College
English 402, 402S, 590
Reading 507, 581

Culminating Experience (3 units)
TESOL 596 TESOL Practicum (3)

The practicum is to be taken at the end of the program. Students must consult with an adviser the semester before the practicum. Prerequisites are TESL 400, 509, 510 and 527. The core and language pedagogy courses must be completed with an average of “B minus” (2.7) or better in order for students to enroll in the practicum.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES)
This program is multi-disciplinary, involving study in the fields of American studies, anthropology, education, English, human communication, linguistics and psychology in order to provide the candidate with the requisite knowledge for success as an English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, resource specialist or program coordinator.

Application Deadlines

Applications need to be postmarked no later than March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified

University requirements include: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted, and good standing at the last institution attended. In addition, the candidate must have a 3.0 grade-point average in the major.

Prerequisites

  1. Two years of one foreign language, or one year each of two different foreign languages or the equivalent with an average 3.0 GPA.
  2. Modern Language 301, with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better, or with program approval, the EWP with a score of 6 or better.
  3. English 303 with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better.
  4. One of the following: American Studies 301, 345; Anthro 300, 360; Comparative Literature 325; English 300, 305, Human Comm 320, or equivalent with a “B minus” (2.7) or better.
  5. Linguistics 406 with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better.

Oral and written proficiency in English to be verified during the student’s first semester in the program. A minimum TOEFL score of 573 for paper-based, 230 for computer- based, or 89 for the iBT, and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English or 26 in the speaking section of the iBT (to be verified no later than at the end of the student’s first semester in the program) are required for non-native English speaking applicants who completed their bachelor’s degrees in a language other than English.

Study Plan
The study plan must include 33 units of committee-approved course work: 18 units of core courses, three units of language pedagogy, nine units of electives, and three units for the practicum, which includes a comprehensive examination. All TESOL students must obtain a minimum “B minus” (2.7) grade in each core course and a “B” (3.0) average in all core, language pedagogy and elective courses combined.

Core Courses (18 units)
TESOL 400 Fundamentals in TESOL (3)
*TESOL 509 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/Speaking Focus (3)
*TESOL 510 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)
TESOL 527 Second Language Acquisition (3)
TESOL 560 Second Language Assessment (3)
TESOL 595 Curriculum and Program Design for TESOL (3)

Language Pedagogy (3 units)
*TESOL 515 Pedagogical Grammar and TESOL (3)
    OR TESOL *520 Teaching Pronunciation and Oral Discourse in TESOL (3)
    OR TESOL 525 Teaching Vocabulary in ESL/EFL (3)
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*In at least one of these courses each student will complete 20 hours of service learning at one of the sites approved by the TESOL Program.

Electives (9 units)
Students select nine (9) units from the list of courses provided below. Complete titles and descriptions of courses can be found in the departmental course listings of this catalog.

Culture and Literature
Anthropology 412, 470
Chicana/o Studies 450, 480
Human Communication 420, 422, 522
Reading 560
TESOL 511, 545
400- and 500-level adviser-approved American Studies courses
400- and 500-level adviser-approved English or American literature course

Language and Linguistics
Anthropology 416
French/German/Japanese/Spanish 466
Japanese/Spanish 468
Linguistics 412, 417, 442, 505, 507, 508
Reading 514
Spanish 467
TESOL 515, 520 or 525, if not taken as a language pedagogy course

Testing, Technology and Research
Anthropology 401
Ed El 518A,B, 519, 522, 551, 590
TESOL 532
Linguistics 501
Psychology 461, 465
Reading 516, 520

Professional Education
Elementary
Ed El 434, 500, 521, 528, 529, 530, 531, 536, 541, 542, 552, 553
Reading 508
Secondary
Ed Sec 410, 522, 536, 540, 550
Foreign Language Education 442
Adult/College
English 402, 402S, 590
Reading 507, 581

Culminating Experience (3 units required)
TESOL 596 TESOL Practicum (3)
The practicum is to be taken at the end of the program. Students must consult with an adviser the semester before the practicum. Prerequisites are TESL 400, 509, 510 and 527. The core and language pedagogy courses must be completed with an average of “B minus” (2.7) or better in order for students to enroll in the practicum.

Comprehensive Examination
After completing all coursework, students must take a written examination of all the courses taken in the program. An oral examination may also be required. This course includes a written examination and may include an oral comprehensive examination. The candidate may, with the approval of the graduate committee, repeat the examination, but only once within two years of having taken it for the first time. For further information, contact the TESOL graduate program adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

VIETNAMESE COURSES
Courses are designated as VIET in the class schedule.

VIET 201    Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers-A

Description: Prerequisite: student must be able to sustain conversation. Consent of instructor. An intermediate course to develop communication through reading and writing and to improve oral communication.
Units: (3)

VIET 202    Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers-B

Description: Prerequisite: advanced speaking competency. This course focuses on the development of reading/writing skills. A broad range of topics are studied and students write articles and letters as well as essays and reports on cross-cultural topics.
Units: (3)

VIET 203    Intermediate Vietnamese-A

Description: Prerequisites: Vietnamese 102 or equivalent. Instruction in listening and reading comprehension and oral and writing competence in Vietnamese involving intermediate level language based on cultural materials, with further exploration of Vietnamese culture. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.
Units: (3)

 

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