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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
TESL8200 TESL 001: Foundations for English Language Learning

Description: This course provides an overview of key theoretical and practical issues affecting language learning. The nature of language, first and second language acquisition, and diversity among learners will be explored, as will the impact of culture, the needs and characteristics of adult learners, and the role of assessment in learning. Course concepts, addressed through interactive learning tasks, will prepare students for informed decision making in the adult language classroom.
Hours: 55
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
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55 Yes Details
TESL8210 TESL 002: Foundations for English Language Teaching I

Description: This course presents an overview of language teaching methodology. Topics will include four language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the focus area of vocabulary development. Students will learn core techniques for teaching the four skills and for planning effective lessons in various contexts using a wide range of materials and resources. Students will analyze standardized tests and develop strategies for effective formative and summative assessment in the classroom. Students will teach a skills-based lesson and develop an assessment tool to measure learning of the skill.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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CoRequisites:

35 Yes Details
TESL8230 TESL 004: Observation/Practicum I

Description: During this observation/practicum, students will observe and teach in an adult English as an additional language classroom. For the 15 hours of observation, students will observe and report on teaching techniques, classroom management practices, strategies for fostering and celebrating cultural diversity, and the relationship between curriculum context and learning practices. During the 10 hours of teaching, students will plan, select resources, and present lessons appropriate for the class under the guidance of their mentor teacher, and reflect on their own teaching practice.
Hours: 25
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: TESL8200, TESL8210

25 Yes Details
TESL8245 TESL 005: Foundations for English Language Learning and Teaching II

Description: In this course, students will trace the history of language teaching methods in relation to the current practice of teaching English as an additional language to adults. Students will learn how to plan program and unit outcomes for a variety of settings based on curriculum development principles and practices using such curriculum resources as The Canadian Language Benchmarks. Students will develop both formative and summative tools to assess language proficiency and achievement within a variety of curriculum settings, including a focus on portfolio based language assessment practices.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
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45 Yes Details
TESL8260 TESL 007: Teaching the Four Language Skills

Description: This course examines the theoretical and practical issues involved in effective reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary use for adult language learners. Students will develop an integrated framework of practices for teaching the four language skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, including principles and techniques for feedback and assessment. Students will teach a reading/writing and a listening/speaking lesson and provide feedback to their peers.
Hours: 50
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
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50 Yes Details
TESL8280 TESL 008: Observation/Practicum II

Description: During this observation/practicum, students will observe and teach in an adult English as an additional language classroom. For the 15 hours of observation, students will observe and report on the use of learning strategies, the relationship between socio-cultural context and lesson content, strategies for providing feedback, and other teaching and learning practices. During the 10 hours of teaching, students will plan, select resources, and present lessons appropriate for the class, and reflect on their own teaching practice.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

35 Yes Details

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