Teaching English Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing to Adult Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Reading and Vocabulary Skills
- principles for teaching reading
- using and adapting reading materials (textbook, news stories, instructions, blogs, etc.)
- tasks for presenting, practicing, and using new vocabulary
- understanding vocabulary in context
- stages in a reading lesson
- reading assessment
- types of writing tasks at various levels of proficiency
- the writing process
- stages in a writing lesson
- writing feedback – responding to errors
- peer review of writing
- writing assessment
- using writing rubrics
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:
- at least two in-class quizzes
- at least two reading and writing microteaching assignments
- at least one evaluation assignment of student reading, vocabulary, and/or writing
Sample grade breakdown:
- In-class quizzes worth up to 30% (total)
- Reading and writing microteaching assignments worth up to 40% (total)
- Evaluation of student reading, vocabulary, and writing skills assignment(s) worth up to 20%
- 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:
- apply the basic theories of second language acquisition, the methodology, and approaches to teaching reading, vocabulary, and writing skills to adult EAL learners.
- identify level-appropriate vocabulary and collocations and develop strategies for teaching vocabulary in context and through structural analysis.
- select, adapt, and/or create appropriate resources for teaching reading, vocabulary, and writing to learners in different settings and at various skill levels.
- select and develop tasks for teaching EAL reading, vocabulary, and writing.
- respond to EAL learner writing in appropriate and constructive ways.
- identify and use appropriate means of assessment to measure EAL learner progress in reading, vocabulary, and writing.
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 MacMillan’s Learning Teaching by Scrivener, Cambridge’s A Course in English Language Teaching by Ur, or Pearson’s How to Teach Vocabulary 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.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for TESL 1103|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|
TESL 1103 001 is offered in a hybrid delivery format. Class meets 2 hours per week on WEDNESDAYS and students complete the remaining course time online. This course is restricted to students admitted to the TESL program.