EDUC 4673: Teaching English as a Second Language

(also cross-listed as EDUC 5693 for graduate students)

Course Description

This 3 credit-hour course will provide you with the basic skills required to plan and teach ESL classes in a variety of contexts. Online components, including readings, short lectures and discussion forums, will be combined with hands-on workshops which will introduce you to a range of teaching methods and enable you to analyze and develop course materials.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Critique and compare approaches to TESOL
  • Discuss the main considerations, including classroom management, when teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, and lexis
  • Analyze existing TESOL classroom materials and create your own
  • Discuss professional practice and development
  • Plan, prepare to teach and evaluate an ESL class

Pre-requisites: You must meet the entrance requirements of Acadia University and have demonstrated some undergraduate course experience.

Instructional Hours: 36