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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Language Acquisition and Adult Learners
Name
EDU-3002C2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Those who are seeking training and credentialing in teaching adult ESL
Description
An important part of ESL instruction is understanding how languages are learned. This course presents adult learning theory and theories of first and second language acquisition, comparing and contrasting them. It also examines how personal characteristics and social and situational factors affect the learning of a second language. The course presents research about learner persistence and techniques for needs/goals analysis and learner assessment.
Course Objectives
  1.  demonstrate a basic understanding of language acquisition theory
  2.  articulate and apply their knowledge of second language acquisition theory to an E.S.L. adult education program
  3.  make reasoned and informed decision regarding methodologies, materials, and pedagogies
  4.  demonstrate a basic understanding of adult learning theory
  5.  articulate and apply their knowledge of adult learning theory to an E.S.L. adult education program
  6.  make reasoned and informed decision regarding classroom planning, delivery, and management
  7.  learn techniques for needs/goals analysis and learner assessment
  8.  learn techniques for supporting learner persistence
  9.  identify and evaluate available resources for further professional development
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1st Class: Introduction and Overview - Core Concepts, Issues, and Terminology
  2. 2nd Class: Teaching Adult ESL: A Practical Introduction – Part I
  3. 3rd Class: The New England Learner Persistence Project
  4. 4th Class: The Theories – First and Second Language Acquisition
  5. 5th: Praxis – Theory Meets Practice (The Classroom)
  6. 6th Class: Praxis – Theory Meets Practice (The Teachers)
  7. 7th Class: Praxis – Theory Meets Practice (The Students)
  8. 8th Class: Teaching Adult ESL: A Practical Introduction – Part II
Contact Hours
18
CEU's
1.8
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
none
Text and Supplies Needed
Textbook subject to change. Please click on DETAILS above to see the most up-to-date textbook requirement.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
none
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Complete all homework assignments in a punctual and professional manner.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
Those who are seeking training and credentialing in teaching adult ESL
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • ESL Instructor
Related Courses
  • Collaborative Language Learning for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002AA3
  • Culture - EDU-3002J3
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second Language - EDU-3002F3
  • Beginning Literacy for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002Y3
  • Lesson Planning for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002Z3
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar - EDU-3002M3
  • Pronunciation - EDU-3002E3
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak
919-334-1536