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 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 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
This course focuses on the linguistic, literacy and educational aspects of CMC. It discusses the way humans communicate through Information Communication Technology (ICT) devices. Based on extensive research on how we use natural languages like English in social media, the course outlines new forms and ways of speaking, reading, and writing in an age in which there is a pervasive presence of ICT in offices and homes. It also discusses some published researches on variation, representation, and change in the English language in the context CMC.
- Teacher: Alex Soriano
This course is oriented towards a pragmatics of Englishes. As a pragmatics course, it covers an array of typical pragmatic topics, varying from the more formal to the more socio-cultural. As an English language course, our learning modules do not attempt to be a systematic description of any particular English, but rather to show how pragmatic phenomena and concepts can be related to various Englishes. Unlike most introductory pragmatics course which give the impression that the pragmatic phenomena they discuss are general, applicable to many languages and cultures, – this is a course about pragmatics and the English language.
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.