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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EDST 140L, ENGL 143L
Course Cluster and Certificates: Community-Engaged Learning, Service Learning

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 coming from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, at varying levels and varying ages. As a service-learning course, students will have the opportunity to actively work with ESL students at SAWA, a refugee organization, or Beman Middle School. They will be asked to apply the theories and pedagogical techniques they are learning to their sessions at the school and reflect on their experience. They will also critique ESL textbooks, give teaching demonstrations, and add resources to the Wesleyan English Language Learners (ELL) Program.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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