Foundations of Teaching English to Adult Speakers of Other Languages
- the global context of teaching EAL today
- key concepts in EAL learning and teaching (skill-based learning, language practice, noticing, input/output, accuracy/fluency, TESL terminology, etc.)
- historical and current approaches to teaching EAL, with an emphasis on communicative and task-based language teaching
- language as a component of culture
- intercultural communication in the EAL classroom
- the English grammar and syntax system: morphemes, words, phrases, clauses, and sentences
- the verb group: tense and modality
- methodology for teaching English grammar to EAL learners
- metalanguage and principles for communicating the elements of English grammar to EAL students
This course is offered in the hybrid format. Some or all of the following methods will be used:
- lecture/demonstration, both in person and online
- large- and small-group discussion
- pair work
- microteaching to a small group of peers
Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. It will be based on learning outcomes and course content, and it will include, but need not be limited to, the following tasks:
- regular topic reflections and/or online discussions
- at least one group project
- at least two in-class quizzes
- at least one grammar microteaching assignment
Sample grade breakdown:
- Topic reflections or online discussions worth up to 15% (total)
- Project(s) worth up to 20% (total)
- Quizzes worth up to 30% (total)
- Grammar microteaching assignment(s) worth up to 25% (total)
- Participation worth up to 10%
- Total: 100%
Students in the program Teaching English as a Second Language are required to attain a minimum of 60% (C letter grade) in all courses.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- employ language teaching methodologies appropriate for a specific context.
- demonstrate an understanding of various intercultural exchanges and ways of responding to them in the language classroom.
- identify elements of the English linguistic subsystems of morphology and syntax.
- communicate the features of the English grammatical system orally and in writing to EAL learners.
- apply methodological and linguistic knowledge to practical applications of teaching English as an additional language.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials will be provided for students at the beginning of the semester. Students may be required to purchase one or more of the following materials:
- textbooks such as Pearson’s Teacher Knowledge by Harmer, Oxford’s Teaching ESL in Canada by Li et al., MacMillan’s Teaching English Grammar by Scrivener, or Cambridge’s About Language by Thornbury
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for TESL 1101|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|
TESL 1101 001 is offered in a hybrid delivery format. Class meets 2 hours per week on TUESDAYS and students complete the remaining course time online. This course is restricted to students admitted to the TESL program.