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Instructional Methodology

The purpose of language study is to enable learners to communicate effectively in the four skill areas: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. This course will provide you with the terminology, concepts, and teaching approaches necessary to instruct learners in these areas. The course also will outline potential barriers to successful communication in each of the four skills and enable you to apply this knowledge to hands-on lesson planning and teaching.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the basic concepts and terminology used to describe reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • An understanding of how approaches to reading, writing, listening, and speaking vary depending upon purpose and audience
  • Knowledge of key features that help English language learners decode written and oral texts (reading and listening) and produce clear and effective speech and written texts
  • Familiarity with potential barriers to successful reading, writing, listening, and speaking for English language learners
  • The ability to apply the knowledge outlined above to hands-on lesson planning and teaching

Ideal for

  • Anyone seeking to teach, or currently teaching, English to speakers of other languages
  • Teachers who would like to hone their approaches to reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction
  • Those completing the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.