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CW W143 - Foundations of English Language Education

Summer 2021
Description 

An introduction to 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.

Available in 
Summer
Prerequisites 
Completion of two-semester R&C requirement or the equivalent.
Units and Format 
3 units - EIght hours of web-based lecturer and web-based discussion for six weeks
Grading Option 
Letter Grade
Fulfills 
Education Minor

Section

Theme

Time

Instructor

Class Number: 13951
Meeting time @ place:
- @ Online - Time TBA
Section Theme: Methods in Teaching ESL/EFL: Research-Based Best Practices
Instructor: Michelle Baptiste
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session A (May 24-July 2, 2021).

An introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of English language education in both local and global contexts, this course covers theory and methods behind cutting-edge research-based practices of teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking to diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.  You will have the opportunity to

• Familiarize yourself with different approaches an instructor may take in teaching language

• Understand research-based best practices in teaching English language learners

• Identify the different types of language learners in English language courses

• Appreciate the cultural & linguistic diversity that students bring to the classroom

Book List:

Celce-Murcia, Marianne, Brinton, Donna M., Snow, Marguerite Ann, Editors. (2014). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (Fourth Edition). Boston: National Geographic/Heinle Cengage Learning.*

* Though I will provide pdfs of assigned chapters as well as additional articles on the class bCourses site, I do recommend buying the book for future reference.

Class Number: 14006
Meeting time @ place:
- @ Online - Time TBA
Section Theme: Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL: Research-Based Best Practices
Instructor: Michelle Baptiste
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session A (May 24-July 2, 2021), and must be taken concurrently with CW 143 section 1.

An introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of English language education in both local and global contexts, this course covers theory and methods behind cutting-edge research-based practices of teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking to diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.  You will have the opportunity to

• Familiarize yourself with different approaches an instructor may take in teaching language

• Understand research-based best practices in teaching English language learners

• Identify the different types of language learners in English language courses

• Appreciate the cultural & linguistic diversity that students bring to the classroom

Book List:

Celce-Murcia, Marianne, Brinton, Donna M., Snow, Marguerite Ann, Editors. (2014). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (Fourth Edition). Boston: National Geographic/Heinle Cengage Learning.