Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Teaching English as a Foreign Language


English language proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

TEFL 110

2 credits

TEFL Theory

Prerequisite(s): None.

This course provides students with a historical overview of educational theory and present-day research with an emphasis on language education and language acquisition, particularly as they relate to English language teaching and learning in an EFL context.

TEFL 120

3 credits

TEFL Teaching Practices

Pre- or corequisite(s): TEFL 110

This course will introduce students to a wide range of current instruction techniques, tools, and practices used in TEFL classroom instruction for students of various proficiency levels and for various skills or skill combinations.

TEFL 130

3 credits

Teaching the Four Skills

Pre- or corequisite(s): TEFL 110 and TEFL 120

This course will familiarize students with current theories, consideration, and methodologies for the teaching of English language reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

TEFL 140

2 credits

Developing and Teaching Grammar

Prerequisite(s): None.

This course will provide students who plan to teach English language writing or speaking with a knowledge base of the structure of English for use in developing grammars or organizational systems of the language for learners at various levels of proficiency.

TEFL 150

1 credit

TEFL Special Topics I

Prerequisite(s): TEFL 110 and TEFL 120

The focus of this course will be student led and largely determined by the cohort in the term in which the course is offered. Topics for consideration may include one of the following: assessment in TEFL; cross-cultural issues; issues with online delivery of language courses; teaching English to children; teaching English to teens; or teaching overseas.

TEFL 160

1 credit

TEFL Special Topics II

Prerequisite(s): TEFL 110 and TEFL 120

The focus of this course will be student led and largely determined by the cohort in the term in which the course is offered. Topics for consideration may include one of the following: assessment in TEFL; cross-cultural issues; issues with online delivery of language courses; teaching English to children; teaching English to teens; or teaching overseas. (The topic decided on for this course will not repeat the information presented in TEFL 150.)

TEFL 170

1 credit

TEFL Practicum

Prerequisite(s): TEFL 110, 120, 130, and 140

The TEFL practicum gives students who have completed all other course work for the TEFL program the opportunity to put EFL teaching theory into practice. Teaching situations for individual practicum students will vary from small group to whole class environments and may include students from a variety of linguistic, social, and educational backgrounds. Practicum students will complete a minimum of 10 hours of observation and teaching and 5 hours of preparation, consultation, and review with their teaching sponsors and the practicum supervisor.

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