LING 4/577 and LING 4/578
The TESOL Methods Sequence delivers the core pedagogy content for both the MATESOL and TESL Certificate programs.
Both LING 4/577 TESOL Methods I and LING 4/578 TESOL Methods II are required courses for the MATESOL and the TESL Certificate.
LING 477/577, TESOL Methods I = four credits
LING 478/578, TESOL Methods II = four credits
"Approaches, methods, and techniques in teaching English to speakers of other languages, covering theoretical material and its applications to language teaching. Requires 25 hours/term of observation, tutoring, and practice teaching, and additional 5-10 out-of-class hours for 578.
Courses must be taken in sequence.
LING 477/577: Introduces current knowledge concerning language teaching methodology and second language learner characteristics.
LING 478/578: Emphasizes techniques for teaching and classroom management. "
Prerequisites for LING 477/577
LING 471/571, LING 438/538
Prerequisites for LING 478/578
50 hours of practicum:
Approximately 50 combined hours of practice component are required during the two-quarter Methods sequence.
- tutoring English learners
- observation of working teachers
- practice teaching in ESL classes
Each practice experience is documented and added to the teaching Portfolio.
Time Demands and Planning your Program of Study
|TESOL Methods I and II involve considerable spent time outside of class in tutoring, classroom observing and practice teaching activities. This is in addition to readings, assignments and group projects for the courses.|
Practice teaching locations:
In TESOL Methods-I, students are introduced to a variety of Portland ESL suggested practice sites that may accommodate their interests and time requirements.
- Students are not limited to the sites suggested;
- Students may choose their own tutoring, working teacher observation, and practice teaching venues.
After choosing a practice site, students are generally expected to arrange most of their own out-of-class practice hours to suit their individual schedules.
Recent practice sites have included:
To make an academic advising appointment, please contact your advisor or contact the Applied Linguistics coordinator.