Course Offerings: MA English Language and Literature Teaching


Required and Elective Courses
En 201   Theories of Language and Language Learning
This course introduces the basic concepts of applied linguistics, theories of language and language learning, and their applications to teaching.
En 202   Fundamentals of English as a Second Language (ESL) Research
This course provides the students with a background on fundamental approaches and principles relevant to teaching language and literature. It introduces the students to the natures and types of research, concepts and methods, as well as the use of data. The course trains the student to become both a consumer and a producer of research.
En 203   Evaluation Procedures in Language and Literature Teaching
The course provides the students with the basic principles in English language testing inside the classroom, the latest trends in testing, and the five areas of second language assessment: reading comprehension, written expressions, listening comprehension, oral communication, and overall language proficiency. Particular attention is given to the construction of different types of tests used in evaluation and correction of teacher-made tests. Historical, theoretical, and practical viewpoints are combined to offer a thorough orientation to this crucial component of any language and literature curriculum.
En 204   Materials Design and Development
The course deals with the principles and techniques of designing instructional materials for all levels of learning taking into account current innovations in the teaching and learning of language and literature. It is a hands-on course providing practical work in writing, selecting, and adapting materials as well as in evaluating instructional materials.
En 205   Teaching Literature I: Approaches to the Teaching of Literature
This course equips students with practical classroom techniques for teaching literature in the language classroom. It introduces students to the concept of genre, using a variety of literary texts with a special focus on Philippine writing in English.
En 206   Teaching Literature II: Issues in the Literature Classroom
This course follows TEACHING LITERATURE I where the student is introduced to approaches to teaching literature. In TEACHING LITERATURE II, the student examines the place of literature in the ESL classroom. S/he then focuses on teaching approaches in the light of some general issues arising from the language-classroom context.
En 207   Teaching Language I: Approaches to Teaching of Listening and Speaking       
This course introduces the philosophy, guidelines, and framework for instruction in second language speaking and listening. The authentic activities and current pedagogy on listening (receptive skill) and speaking (productive skill) will equip the teacher to teach these basic skills in a more creative and meaningful manner.
En 208   Teaching Language II: Approaches to Teaching of Reading and Writing 
The course provides the student with a broad background of the principles and techniques for teaching ESL reading, writing, and thinking. It combines theory and teaching strategies for the Filipino bilingual classroom. 
En 209   Theories and Practices of Writing
This course involves an in-depth discussion of theory-based approaches and practices in writing. The course equips writing teachers with key concepts and methods to develop competent and proficient student writing. Writing teachers also acquire the skill and critical ability to evaluate their own written work, as well as teach effective independent writing.
En 210   Interfacing Language and Literature
The course explores several of the important dimensions of what has generally come to be known as integrating or interfacing language and literature. It aims to help the students realize more systematically the value of linguistic analysis in the interpretation and appreciation of literature. Topics include linguistic analysis, approaches to literary analysis, program models integrating literature, language and values education, and instructional techniques for an integrated approach to teaching.
En 211   English Language and Literature Teaching: Issues and Perspectives
This course is designed to provide the language teacher and/or researcher with the theories and principles of the study of language and cognitive development. The course aims to enable the student to study language, how it is learnt, produced, and comprehend.
En 212   English Language and Literature Teaching: Seminar
This course offers workshop sessions in areas relevant to English language and literature teaching.
En 213   Statistics for English as a Second Language (ESL) Research    
This course is designed primarily to equip the student with basic statistical tools that are necessary in understanding and undertaking ESL research. The course is divided into two main parts: (a) an exploration of basic statistical principles, especially those that are used in second language research; and (b) a hands-on practical application of these theories in real-language situation/s.
En 214   English Language and Literature Teaching Practicum
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to practice the principles of language and literature teaching in an authentic context. In lieu of formal classes, the students have regular consultations with their teacher, who guides them in developing a practicum paper. This paper gives a report on the work the student has done in an actual school or classroom setting.
En 215   Principles and Practices of Language Teaching
This course is an introduction to approaches and practices in language teaching based on ongoing research in language description and development of thinking in language learning. It provides the practical application of ELT principles in the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
En 216   Principles and Practices of Literature Teaching
This course is designed to provide practical techniques for teaching Literature in the ESL classroom. Students explore issues and beliefs in the teaching of English Literature; demonstrate particular techniques in teaching short fiction and poetry; and analyze and critique teaching plans and demos produced in class.
En 217   Reading Literature
This course is an introduction to principles of reading literature. It provides opportunities to explore the nature and function of literature, understand concepts of literariness, discover literature as a form of communication, and understand and appreciate the art of reading and interpreting literary texts.
En 218   Sociolinguistics
This course is a study of language in its social context through a wide range of examples of research that are considered "classics" as well as more recently published works. Topics include language choice, variations, attitudes, and planning; language and gender; and methods in studying language in society.