Course code:

ED5017

Level:

A - Advanced

Class size limit:

5

Typically offered:

Upon occasion

The objective of this course is to prepare students who are interested in pursuing English teaching to (primarily literate) learners whose first language is not English in a non-English-speaking culture. Students will learn about theories of language acquisition, the relationship between language and culture, and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Students will gain skills in developing learners’ listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In addition, students will gain confidence and skill in creating a positive learning environment, assessing language learning, involving the community, and building a resource base. Activities include autobiographical writing on learning another language, interviewing non-native English speakers, reading responses to language acquisition literature, in-class activities demonstrating and practicing different strategies and methods, individual study of one aspect of the English language, curriculum design, and peer teaching. Evaluation will be based on class participation, application of theory to practice, and demonstration of skills and knowledge needed for ethical and competent teaching ESOL.

 

Prerequisites:

Permission of instructor; some experience observing or teaching in a classroom or as a tutor; near-native fluency in English, and effective communication skills.

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