Teaching English as a Second Language|
Spring 2020 not offered
This course explores theories and teaching methods related to learning English as a second language (ESL). Students will critically examine current and past "best practices" for teaching ESL and the seminal theories they are based on. In addition, we will discuss the various needs of English language learners including both children and adults coming from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. Students will be asked to apply what they've learned by creating their own lesson plans and activities, critiquing ESL textbooks, and giving teaching demonstrations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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Richards & Rodgers, APPROACHES AND METHODS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING, 2014.
Azar, Betty, UNDERSTANDING AND USING ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
Additional reading may include works by Larsen-Freeman, Pavlenko, Ellis, Long, Krashen, Kanno, Kangas, Spada, and Lightbrown, and Reeves and chapters from Bruce & Rafoth, ESL WRITERS: A GUIDE FOR WRITING CENTER TUTORS, (2009), and Swan & Smith, LEARNER ENGLISH (2001).
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Reading for each class, lesson plans, teaching demonstrations (1-2), textbook critique, and final project creating and defending a set of lesson plans.
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