Education & Training


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
The Role of Culture in Teaching ESL
Name
EDU-3002I2
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
235037 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 09/24/2020 10/29/2020 C. Bishop $70.00 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. While this course is designed for educators, it may also be useful for anyone who is interested in learning more about cross-cultural communication.
Description
Culture has been described by some as the "fifth skill" in language acquisition, equal in importance to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Helping learners make sense of the culture that is intertwined with language is integral to the role of an ESL instructor. Learn practical techniques and strategies that will enable both you and your students to become effective cross-cultural communicators.
Course Objectives
  1. demonstrate a basic understanding of intercultural communicative competence.
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of techniques, tools, and strategies for helping ESL students develop intercultural communicative competence.
  3. demonstrate a basic understanding of various approaches to addressing cultural diversity in an ESL classroom.
Outline of Instruction
  1. The fundamentals of working with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
  2. Understanding the meaning of culture and its impact on individuals and groups.
  3. Techniques and strategies for building cultural awareness and communicative competence with ESL students.
  4. Addressing bias and stereotyping in ourselves and our students.
Contact Hours
20
CEU's
2
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
Textbooks and supplies needed for this class are subject to change. Please click on the Details button above for the most up-to-date information about materials required for this course.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students are expected to participate in all activities.
  4. Course assignments must be turned in on time. No late homework will be accepted unless negotiated in advance with the instructor.
  5. The final computed score must be 85% or higher in order to pass this class.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for those who would like to obtain the ESL Teaching Certificate at Wake Tech Community College. While this course is designed for educators, it may also be useful for anyone who is interested in learning more about cross-cultural communication.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
ESL Instructor
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
ESL Instructor
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • ESL Instructor
Related Courses
  • Language Acquisition and Adult Learners - EDU-3002C2
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second Language - EDU-3002F3
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners - EDU-3002F2
  • Instructional Technology for ESL Teachers - EDU-3005C2
  • Lesson Planning for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002Z3
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak
919-334-1536