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(TESOL 240) Introduction to TESOL

Fundamental background in teaching English to speakers of other languages, including basic assumptions about language, teaching skills, ESL learner challenges, and on-going professional development. (Also recommended for Education students who desire to teach in the U.S. public schools)

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite ENGL 101
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze their ACTFL scores and express understanding of areas needing improvement and ways to professionally develop further**
  2. Explain the meaning and relevance of frequently used acronyms and terminology*
  3. Describe organizations, publications, and websites that promote on-going professional development**
  4. Recognize fields contributing to TESOL that explain the dynamics of our field, especially linguistics, pedagogy, and psychology*
  5. Express general teaching principles that enhance learning and teaching*
  6. Explain the vocabulary of the four systems of language: grammar, sound, vocabulary, and culture*
  7. Point out the challenges for ESL learners in each of these four systems*
  8. Describe the nature of and challenges in learning the four skills: listen-ing, speaking, reading, and writing*
  9. Explain the fundamentals of lesson planning, error-correction, testing and proficiency levels*
  10. Social, political, cultural, and psychological factors in TESOL*
  11. Factors that affect positive rapport*