Are you interested in a teaching English to multilingual students abroad or in the USA? Or, maybe you just want to learn more about teaching and learning English? College Writing Programs and Education have teamed up to offer a minor or certificate that can be earned in one summer. See more information on the Education Minor webpage.
Summer Minor: Educating for the 21st Century: Teaching English to Multilingual Students
In Session A (May 26-July 2, 2020), all courses are online:
Education W142 (online): Education in a Global World
Course Description: Learn about schooling and educational perspectives from around the world, examining educational programs and initiatives targeting diverse populations of students. Students will engage diverse cultural resources and create global education projects.
College Writing W143 (online): Foundations of Teaching ESL/EFL
Course Description: Learn about the fundamental principles and practices of English language education in both local and global contexts. This course covers theory and methods behind teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking to diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.
In Session D (July 6 - August 14, 2020), all courses are online.
Education W140 AC (online): The Art of Making Meaning
Course Description: Learn about theories of literacy and learning in digital, networked environments, as well as research methods in education. Students work on a number of creative activities to represent key course ideas, as well as author a final Case Study paper documenting their field work experience. This course satisfies one practicum experience and UC Berkeley’s American Cultures requirement.
College Writing W144 (online): Practicum in Teaching English
Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of theories and practices in teaching English to students from multilingual backgrounds. Course topics will include reflective practices, teacher decision making, learner-centered classrooms, and general knowledge about language learning and cognition. Field experience will include working with learners in the practicum-students' geographical areas, in collaboration with the practicum instructor and local instructors. Students will produce a portfolio of teaching plans, observation notes, and reflections.
College Writing W145 (online): Creating Materials for English Language Education
Course Description: You will learn to develop instructional materials and assessment tools in English language teaching in both local and global contexts. This course covers theory and methods behind choosing, adapting, and writing materials that are suitable for diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.
Read more about the summer minor at the Summer Sessions website.
You can take all the courses in one summer, or spread them out over two or more summers. Even if you aren’t pursuing a minor or certificate, you are welcome to join any of these classes individually if you are interested.
Visiting students will be offered a certificate upon successful completion of all five courses. You can register through Summer Sessions.