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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
The Role of Culture in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Name
SEF-3001EQ2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
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 intended for educators, it may also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning more about theories of culture and their application in the workplace.
Description
This interactive and engaging course explores the role of culture in teaching and learning languages. Learn theories about culture and their applications in ESL/EFL classroom instruction.
Course Objectives
  1. be able to define what is meant by intercultural communicative competence.
  2. be able to define the term "synthetic culture" and explain how this can be used to describe cultural aspects of an ESL/EFL class.
  3. be able to describe the "Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity" and discuss implications for an ESL/EFL classroom.
  4. be able to define the "D.I.E." and provide examples of how this could be incorporated into an ESL/EFL classroom.
  5. describe Collaborative Language Learning theory and how we can make use of it in an ESL/EFL classroom.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Week 1: Culture Defined; The Relationship Between Culture and Communication; Synthetic Cultures;
  2. Week 2: "Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity;" Bias Awareness and Stereotypes; Overcoming Differences and Building Community
Contact Hours
9
CEU's
0.9
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
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
none
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
  3. Students are expected to participate in all classroom activities.
  4. Course assignment must be turned in on time. No late homework accepted.
  5. The final computed score must be 85% or higher in order to pass the 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 intended for educators, it may also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning more about theories of culture and their application in the workplace.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Instructor of ESL/EFL
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Morrisville Parks and Recreation
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • ESL/EFL instructor
Related Courses
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second Language - EDU-3002F3
  • Lesson Planning for the ESL Classroom - EDU-3002Z3
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar - EDU-3002M3
  • Pronunciation - EDU-3002E3
  • Language Acquisition and Adult Learners - EDU-3002C2
  • Beginning Literacy for the ESL Classroom - SEF-3001BN2
  • Collaborative Language Learning for the ESL Classroom - SEF-3001BE2
Course Contact Information
Susan Ballard
919-334-1536