BACHELOR OF ARTS IN STUDIES IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (SESL)
Study Stream (3-Year Degree Programme)
Introduction to the Programme
This is a bachelor’s degree program (study stream), Studies in English as a Second Language (SESL). The degree program takes a practical approach to both the study and teaching of the English language. The curriculum reflects the current theory and its application in the field of English as a Second Language. The program’s objective is to offer an up-to-date theoretical and applied understanding of the acquisition of English as a second language and the teaching and learning of it. The curriculum offers courses for three years allowing students to follow the discipline as the first, second or third subject in the Study Streams.
Course Titles and Codes:
SESL 1101 – Introduction to the English Language
FND 1122 – Introduction to Academic Writing
SESL 1202 – Introduction to English as a Second Lanuguage
ESL 2112 – The Structure of English Grammar
ESL 2113 – English Word Formation Patterns
ESL 2114/ENH 2102 – English through Computer-based Environments
ESL 2215 – English for Specific Purposes
ESL 2216 – Language and the Human Brain
ESL 2217 – The Sound Patterns of the English Language
ESL 3141 – Introduction to the Principles of Second Language Teaching:
Educational Psychology and Methodology
ESL 3142 – Translation Methods for Professional Purposes
ESL 3143 – Learning the Four Language Skills
ESL 3244/ENG 3269 – Second Language Acquisition
ESL 3245 – Second Language Assessment
ESL 3246/ENH 3253 – Content-based Language Instruction
ESL 3247 – Learning Disabilities and the 2nd Language Learner
Students need to have scored more than 60% at the New Admissions Test (NAT/Placement Test) conducted by the DELT at the beginning of the first year.
Objective of the Programme:
The program’s objective is to offer an up-to-date theoretical and applied understanding of the acquisition of English as a second language and the teaching and learning of it.
Testing and Assessment:
All courses in the program comprise both continuous and final assessments in deciding students’ final grades. The percentages of the two types of assessments for the final grade may vary, but the minimum percentage of the final assessment is 50%.
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