This is a Learning Management System (LMS) for the courses/subjects of English Language Studies program. It serves as an alternative / asynchronous learning system in case the regular class schedule is not yet possible due to the COVID19 pandemic and other events or occasion that would disrupt the schedule of classroom-based learning.
This is also in compliance to the "New Normal for the Workplace and Public Spaces Act of 2020” in which one of the workplace-specific protocols stipulates that "schools shall integrate online classes in their curriculum, provide staggered school days and smaller class sizes when on-site classes resume”
For more information please contact AL Soriano - the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Department Languages and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, Isabela State University - Echague Campus.
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This course surveys the 1500 years history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect to the present day as an international language. It also focuses on larger social concerns about language use, variety, and change; the relationship between spelling and pronunciation; the notion of dialect and variation across geographical and class boundaries; the arguments concerning English as an official language and the status of standard English; the role of the dictionary in describing and prescribing usage; and the ways in which words change meaning, as well as the manner in which English speakers have coined and borrowed
- Teacher: Alex Soriano
This course introduces fundamental concepts, theories and practices in language studies with primary emphasis on the English Language. It deals about morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics and phonology, and also discusses new development in the study of language particularly the integration of computer or the internet in learning, teaching and doing research.
- Teacher: Alex Soriano
This course introduces the semantics of the English Language; it presents the basic principles of semantics, and explores how English languages organize and express meanings through words, parts of words and sentences. At the end of this course, the students shall be able to:
- discuss the relationship of words to other words, and sentences to other sentences;
- illustrate the importance of ‘tone of voice’ and ‘body language’ in face-to-face exchanges, and the role of context in any communication;
- make random comparisons of features in other languages;
- explain the knowledge speakers of a language must have in common to enable them to communicate;
- discuss the nature of language; the structure of discourse; the distinction between lexical and grammatical meaning; and
- examine such relations as synonymy, antonymy, and hyponymy; ambiguity; implication; factivity; aspect; and modality.
- Teacher: Alex Soriano
Gender and Language is a diverse and rapidly developing field, which has both academic and popular appeal. The ‘turn to language’ across the humanities and social sciences, and the impact of critical linguistics and discourse analysis, have contributed to a reframing of questions on gender and language. This course provides a broad overview of key issues and questions, and aims to do so in both theoretical and practical ways. It introduces key theoretical concepts and frameworks and illustrates and exemplifies the relationships between gender and language use, by looking at specific texts (spoken and written), situated in specific contexts. In addition, each module/topic contains questions and suggestions for further reading, to allow those new to the field to locate the issues discussed critically and in context.
- Teacher: Adalyn Soriano
This course teaches the basic of writing skills
with special emphasis on creating technical documents being used in the
business and academic setting. It will train students
on how to write different business letters, proposal, reports, technical description/instruction,
graphic aids and other types of documents circulating inside and out of the
Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students' communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual and/or web-based output for various purposes.