Methods of Teaching ESL

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Teaching of English as a Second Language

Students will synthesize theoretical knowledge in the field of linguistics and second language acquisition with the “practice” of creating materials and utilizing instructional methodologies in the ESL classroom.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for recent college graduates, career changers, and educators who wish to develop their competencies in field of TESOL

Course Materials: Text, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (Teaching Techniques in English as a Second Language) by Diane Larsen-Freeman, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.

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Course Date Units Price
ELTS-X702 – 039 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307

Methods of Teaching ESL

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Andreea Corona

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What You Will Learn

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Historical development that has led to various approaches in English Language Teaching
  • Research and approaches to teaching the four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • Methods of teaching grammar, vocabulary, discourse and pronunciation in the ESL classroom
  • Student learning styles and classroom interaction in creating an optimal language-learning environment for the ESL students
  • Designing a curriculum, a syllabus and materials related to a teaching approach the students synthesized as a result of this course

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