Teaching Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation to Adult Students of English as a Second Language

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Teaching English as a Second Language
Course Code
TESL 4202
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
This is one of a group of six courses that together lead to a Douglas College Certificate in Teaching and Tutoring English as a Second Language to Adult ESL Learners. Prospective teachers learn the theory and practice of teaching oral and aural skills to adult learners. Course participants build a solid foundation through theoretical readings and the application of and practice of methods, approaches and lessons for use in teaching speaking, listening and pronunciation skills with their chosen target group of adult learners.
Course Content

This course will look at English as a second language theory, methodology, resources and techniques for teaching and assessing the aural and oral language skills with adult learners in a variety of settings.

Methods Of Instruction
  1. Lecture/demonstration
  2. Small group/pair discussion
  3. Individual/small group projects
  4. Individual/small group presentations
  5. Group discussion
  6. Reading and writing assignments
  7. Micro-teaching
Means of Assessment

Courses are graded on the standard graded system that applies in evaluating course work for credit courses.  Students are assigned grades according to their level of achievement on a variety of assessments which may include exercises, assignments, presentations, teaching simulations, and tests.  A participation grade may be included in the grade.

Learning Outcomes

Participants successfully completing the course will:

  1. apply the  basic theories of second language acquisition to teaching speaking, listening and pronunciation skills
  2. apply basic methodology and approaches to teaching the oral and aural language skills
  3. select and develop tasks for teaching ESL listening, speaking and pronunciation for a hypothetical classroom
  4. assess the usefulness of commercially available resources for teaching ESL listening, speaking and pronunciation in specific teaching contexts
  5. create materials for teaching ESL listening, speaking and pronunciation
  6. select appropriate resources for teaching oral and aural language skills to learners in different settings and at various skill levels
  7. develop quizzes and other means of assessment to measure ESL student progress in listening, speaking and writing
  8. respond to ESL student speaking and pronunciation in appropriate and constructive ways
Textbook Materials

Students may be required to purchase textbooks.



Admission to TESL Program



No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for TESL 4202
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) DOUG TESL 4202 (3) & DOUG TESL 4203 (3) = UFV TESL 410 (4) & UFV TESL 4XX (2)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.