LING 478/578: TESOL Methods II
Instructor: Kathryn Harris
This course is the second in a two-quarter sequence. It focuses on theoretical and practical issues related to teaching English as a second language in various contexts, with various kinds of students. We will examine issues related to the teaching of reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing as well as how these skills can be integrated into your teaching techniques. We will also discuss lesson planning, materials development, and classroom management issues.
Prerequisites: LING 477/577
Major Assignments: 2 Lesson Plans, Peer Observation, Resource (pictures or websites) Review, Skill-based classroom observations, Final Report
Textbooks: LING 478 and LING 578: Kumaravadivelu, B. (2003). Beyond methods: Microstrategies for language teaching. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0300095739
The Beyond Methods text is used in both 477/577 and 478/578.
LING 578 only: One additional text from among those listed below. Do not purchase until you have chosen your area of focus. Available at PSU Bookstore unless otherwise noted.
- Aebersold, J.A., & Field, M.L. (1997). From reader to reading teaching: Issues and strategies for second language classrooms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0521497053
- Gairns, R. & Redman, S. (1986). Working with words: A guide to teaching and learning vocabulary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0521317092
- Reid, J. (Ed.). (2008). Writing myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN-13: 978-0472032570
- Thornbury, S. (2005). Uncovering Grammar. Oxford: Macmillan. ISBN-13: 978-1405080064 Order on Amazon.com
Other Relevant Information: 13 hours of Classroom Observation and/or teaching in addition to in-class time, reading and assignments.