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 Adults. During this course, students develop practical skills needed in a teaching career. They apply theory to practice by planning and teaching mini-lessons and develop classroom management and communication skills. Students also develop reflective practice strategies necessary to ongoing teacher development and learn to conduct themselves professionally in the teaching workplace.
- Recognizing student characteristics relevant to learning
- Classroom communication strategies
- Whiteboard use
- Instructional delivery strategies – individual, small groups & whole class
- Time management techniques
- Professional conduct in the TESL work environment
Methods Of Instruction
- Practice teaching with TESL classmates
- Instructor and peer feedback
- Reading and writing assignments
Means of Assessment
Students are assigned grades according to their level of achievement on assigned tasks which may include preparation and delivery of mini-lessons, observation of teaching reports and reflective tasks.
Participants successfully completing the course will demonstrate ability to:
- Create a lesson plan to address specific learning objectives for a specific group of students
- Select and apply various lesson delivery strategies to enable specific learning outcomes
- Apply reflective practice strategies to improving lessons
- Apply reflective practice strategies to improving teaching skills
- Communicate effectively in the professional teaching environment
Students may be required to purchase textbooks.