This is a Learning Management System (LMS) for the courses/subjects of English Language Studies program. It serves as an alternative learning system in case the regular class schedule is not yet possible due to the COVID19 pandemic. 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”
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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 new words from other languages.
This course is exclusive for my thesis advisees. This course discusses the fundamental concepts, theories, and methodologies in research. It trains and couches or assist the students how to write research proposal (the first three chapters of the thesis). It teaches how to gather review of related literature, formulate theoretical / conceptual framework, formulate objectives, and methodology of research proposal.
Advanced investigation of the concepts of grammatical form and function, including the application of labels such as noun, adjective, verb, subject, object, phrase, clause. Study will also include discussion of the use of grammar in written and spoken language, the teaching of grammar in classrooms, the debates about grammatical change in current language, and the notion of standard language.
- Teacher: Miguel Aquino
This course examines a common but understudied aspect of human communication: argumentation. Far from the stereotypes of contentiousness or quarrelsomeness, argumentation is the study of reasons given by people to justify their acts or beliefs and to influence the thought or action of others. It is concerned with communication that seeks to persuade others through reasoned judgment. The course is introductory in that it does not presume any prior study of argumentation. Because all of us practice argumentation, however, the course is also sophisticated in that it offers a systematic analysis, a precise vocabulary, and a philosophical foundation for what all too often is an activity that we conduct intuitively and unconsciously.
- Teacher: Alex Soriano
- Teacher: Adalyn Soriano
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 extensive published researches on variation, representation, and change in English language in 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.
- Teacher: Alex 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 business organization.