Classroom Teaching Techniques

Classroom Teaching Techniques is the English language instructor’s primary tool box. In this course, you will acquire a basic knowledge of all aspects of becoming an effective instructor of English to speakers of other languages, such as how to plan lessons with clear linguistic goals, give instructions, correct students’ errors, and use published and authentic materials in the language classroom.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to plan effective lessons
  • The skills to use published texts and create materials to supplement authentic texts
  • Familiarity with using the resources of a classroom, including learning technologies, to support learning objectives and meet the needs of English language learners
  • An understanding of appropriate contexts for the use of different types of student interaction, including individual work, pair work, group work, and whole-class work
  • The skills to provide English language learners with clear, specific, level-appropriate instructions
  • Strategies to ensure English language learners have comprehended instructions
  • Knowledge of different methods for correcting English language learners’ errors
  • The ability to set up and monitor each type of student interaction
  • The skills to address multiple levels of language proficiency in the same classroom
  • An understanding of the history of the TESOL field

Ideal for

  • Anyone seeking to teach, or currently teaching, English to speakers of other languages
  • Teachers who would like to expand their toolbox of teaching techniques
  • 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.