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Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second Language
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
265369 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 09/10/2022 12/03/2022 E. Simon $125.00 9/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for those who would like to obtain the ESL Teaching Certificate at Wake Tech Community College.
This course presents various approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching English as a Second Language. It provides students with the theoretical underpinning to determine how these approaches can be used in an adult ESL classroom. The course includes lectures and teaching practice in small groups.
Course Objectives
  1. demonstrate understanding of the theoretical concepts necessary for choosing teaching methodologies and designing/selecting corresponding instructional materials.
  2. discuss and analyze the major issues and controversies surrounding second language pedagogy and their implications for classroom instruction.
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of major historical trends in language instruction including Direct Method, Grammar Translation, and Audio-Lingual.
  4. demonstrate a working knowledge of alternative approaches such as Desuggestopedia, Total Physical Response, and The Silent Way.
  5. demonstrate a working knowledge of current approaches such as Communicative Language Teaching, Content-Based Instruction, Task-Based Language Teaching, The Participatory Approach, Learning Strategies Training, Cooperative Learning, and Multiple Intelligences.
  6. demonstrate a working knowledge of combining the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) into one lesson plan.
  7. demonstrate a working knowledge of computer-aided language learning
Outline of Instruction
  1. Week 1: Pedagogy
  2. Week 2: Major Trends
  3. Week 3: Alternative Approaches
  4. Week 4: Current Approaches
  5. Week 5: Current Approaches continued
  6. Week 6: Current Approaches continued
  7. Week 7: The Four Language Skills
  8. Week 8: Teaching and Technology
  9. Week 9: Evaluating and Adapting ELT Materials
  10. Week 10: Graded Teaching
  11. Week 11: Graded Teaching continued
  12. Week 12: Tying it all together
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Textbooks are subject to change. Please click on DETAILS for the most up-to-date textbook information.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Graded Teaching Assignment
  4. Graded Technology Research Paper
  5. Class Participation including Homework Assignments
  6. The final computed score in the course including all assignments must be 85% or higher in order to pass the class.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
This course is intended for those who would like to obtain the ESL Teaching Certificate at Wake Tech Community College.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
ESL Instructor
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Wake Tech Community College, Parks and Recreation Departments
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • ESL Instructor
Related Courses
  • Lesson Planning for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002Z3
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar - EDU-3002M3
  • Teaching Pronunciation to English Learners - EDU-3002E3
  • Culture - EDU-3002J3
  • Beginning Literacy for the ESL Classroom - SEF-3001BN2
  • Collaborative Language Learning for the ESL Classroom - SEF-3001BE2
  • Language Acquisition and Adult Learners - EDU-3002C2
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak