This course explores the major theories and principles of second language teaching and learning; previews research in second language acquisition; and provides a preview of the dominant teaching approaches and their applications, based on the theories discussed. It also provides students with practical knowledge of the TESL/TEFL/TESOL profession: essential acronyms, organizations, resources, how to write a professional development plan, and the concept of the professional portfolio.
This course examines the English language and its structure from linguistic perspectives. It assists prospective and practicing ESL/EFL teachers in enhancing their understanding of English pedagogy through understanding terminology and principles of linguistic theory and in expanding their skills in linguistic analysis of English. Course topics include pragmatics; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 10 semantics; syntax; morphology; phonology; language variations; written language; first language acquisition; second language acquisition; and neurology of language.
This course addresses the study of the English language and its structure from linguistic and pedagogical perspectives. It assists prospective and practicing ESL/EFL teachers in enhancing their understanding of English grammar, in understanding terminology and principles of linguistic theory, in expanding their skills in linguistic analysis, and in developing a sound pedagogical approach to teaching English grammar.
Language is a key component of culture and is a primary means for transmitting much of culture. Children learning their native language are learning their own culture, and similarly, second language learners also are learning a second culture. This course discusses the meaning of culture and the effect of various cultural values on language learning, as well as the subject of culture as an objective of teaching.
This is the first in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers (see also Course Development and Testing for ESL/EFL Teachers ). The course will assist teachers and researchers in identifying and selecting appropriate teaching techniques based on proven methodology; in selecting materials, including technology-based materials and media; and in developing skills for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This is the second course in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers (Methods, Techniques, and Materials for ESL/EFL Teachers is a pre- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 9 requisite). This course explores how to plan and design ESL/EFL courses for various audiences and purposes through a series of case studies. Also included is instruction on how to select and design tests; how to write lesson plans; classroom management tips; and how to write a course syllabus. Students will develop an ESL/EFL course as the primary course project.
The aim of this course is to introduce participants to classroom-based evaluation, and to provide you with practical tools for assessing your own students’ language abilities. This area is critically important for all those involved in language teaching, curriculum development, program management, and, in fact, any area of educational leadership.
This course will introduce and explore the nature of human communication processes in relation to social development to understand apparent changes in social communication occurring in today s rapidly changing world environment. The aim of the course will be to help participants develop skills for understanding, participating, and facilitating social dialogue, that is, the art of thinking and communicating together with one or more others in dynamic, relationship units in different social, cultural and educational contexts. Advance readings and participatory projects will be required.