In this course, participants learn the basics of student-centered teaching and how to plan lessons that integrate contextualized grammar instruction with the teaching of vocabulary and the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) as well as error correction and classroom management. The emphasis is on communicative learning. Participants are required to observe at least three hours of ESL classes and teach an ESL/EFL class for a minimum of 10 hours during the semester. Participants must find their own teaching positions; email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of possible teaching sites.
The days and times of the course are listed as 'TBA' because students can complete the weekly online coursework at any time. However, there will be several regularly-scheduled synchronous discussions online via video conference scheduled for Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST.
- How to design lessons based on the communicative approach to language teaching.
- How to integrate various materials, techniques, and activities in your lessons.
- How to approach assessing students’ needs and adapting activities to support a learner-centered environment.
- How to use observation, reflection, and discussion as professional development tools.
- Hands-on experience teaching English language learners (ELLs) and observing ELL classes.
- Practical teaching techniques that can be applied in diverse settings.
- Awareness of learning and assessment strategies associated with developing language skills.
- Resources that offer support, flexibility, and variety.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- English Language Teaching Certificate : Required Courses