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Teaching English as a Second Language

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

TESL 3004 credits
Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language
Prerequisite(s): LING 101
This introductory foundations course provides prospective ESL/EFL teachers with an overview of theory and research in the field of TESL. By examining a broad range of theory and research, the course is intended to give students an historical perspective of the theoretical foundations of TESL, and to help course participants develop a set of principles to guide their practice as English language teachers.

TESL 3024 credits
Teaching English as a Second Language to Children
Prerequisite(s): 60 university level credits with a GPA of 2.67 or higher
This course is designed for ESL teachers of children in Kindergarten and Primary Grades and will focus on the learning and teaching of language and literacy. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and practical teaching exercises students will explore the methodologies of teaching ESL to children and learn how to relate the theoretical findings to the teaching practices. Students will be encouraged to develop their own teaching materials and test them in simulated classroom situations.

TESL 3034 credits
Teaching Reading & Writing to ESL Learners
Prerequisite(s): 60 university level credits with a GPA of 2.67 or higher
This course is designed to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to teach reading and writing to students whose first language is not English. Theories and methodologies of second language reading and writing will be investigated and applied.

TESL 3104 credits
Methodology in Teaching English as a Second Language
Prerequisite(s): LING 101
This introduction to ESL teaching methodology provides the basic concepts and skills a beginning teacher will need to develop and implement coherent and sequenced lesson plans, select and create teaching materials, provide clear and helpful instruction in the four main skill areas (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar; monitor and assess student progress, manage the classroom learning environment, and adapt to a variety of teaching situations.

TESL 3114 credits
Teaching ESL Writing & Grammar: From Theory to Practice
Prerequisite(s): 60 university level credits with a GPA of 2.67 or higher
This course is designed to give students preparing to teach English as a second language the opportunity to create and practice-teach lessons which reflect some of the current findings coming out of research in the TESL field. Students will have the freedom to choose the subject content and level of ESL/EFL students their lessons will target, and emphasis will be put on 1) allowing new research findings to inform teaching, 2)developing practical teaching skills through preparing specific units of instruction, teaching simulations, and feedback, and 3) fostering ongoing reflective habits as teachers.

TESL 3332 credits
Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum
Prerequisite(s): LING 101
Pre- or corequisite(s): TESL 300, TESL 310
Students will spend a minimum of 10 hours of observation time and 10 hours of instructional time, followed by 10 hours of debriefing by a TESL professional who serves as the supervisor.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top


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