Course Description

Teaching English Language with the World in Mind

In this course, students will explore the complexity of teaching English as a Global Language and understand its implications for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in international contexts. Students will learn about the social, economic, cultural, and institutional contexts that influence English language teaching in countries where English is not spoken as a native language.

Learner Outcomes

  • Relate the role of English as a global language to developments in learning and teaching in a range of international contexts
  • Understand the complex ways in which the concept of "native speaker" is shifting
  • Frame the standards for English language teaching from a global perspective
  • Analyze the role of culture in teaching English as a global language
  • Reflect on the methodology of teaching English as a global language
  • Engage in rethinking goals and approaches for language teaching in a global context
  • Conduct a case study of English language teaching in an international context

Course Details

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

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

Course Materials: Texts, Teaching English as an International Language by Sandra Lee McKay and Teaching English Overseas: An Introduction by Sandra Lee McKay. These books are available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.

Technical Requirements



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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