LING 477/577: TESOL Methods I
Instructor: Nike Arnold
This course is the first in a two-quarter sequence which, in combination with a practice teaching component, is designed to provide the basis for a career (or a variety of careers) in language education. The course content introduces current knowledge concerning language teaching methodology and second language learner characteristics.
The focus is on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), but much of the theory will relate to second and foreign language teaching in general. Although the core material is theoretical, it will always be related to the practice of language teaching, and there will be units that focus on the teaching of specific language skills (speaking and listening). This will prepare you for the second course in the sequence (478/578), where you will engage with a focused study of specific teaching skills and pursue practice teaching with a learner population of your choice.
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