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Course
The Role of Culture in Teaching ESL
Name
SEF-3001HP2
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
Culture has been described 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 a difficult role for the ESL instructor. Learn practical techniques and strategies for becoming a culturally competent instructor in today’s ESL classroom, one of the most diverse classroom populations.
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. be able to describe various approaches to addressing culture in an ESL classroom and the advantages/disadvantages of each.
  6. be able to define "funds of knowledge" and describe how and why this would be used in an ESL classroom.
  7. be able to define the "Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm" and describe how and why this approach would be used in the ESL classroom.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Week 1: Culturally Competent Teaching
  2. Week 2: Approaches to Culture
  3. Week 3: Negotiating Multiple Cultures
  4. Week 4: Frameworks for Teaching and Learning
  5. Week 5: The DIE Model
  6. Week 6: Funds of Knowledge
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
2.4
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 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students are expected to participate in all classroom and online activities.
  4. Course assignments must be turned in on time. No late homework accepted unless negotiated in advance with the instructor.
  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
  • Language Acquisition and Adult Learners - EDU-3002C2
  • Pronunciation - EDU-3002E3
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second Language - EDU-3002F3
  • Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners - EDU-3002E2
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners - EDU-3002F2
  • Designing Effective Language Practice Activities - SEF-3001ET2
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak
919-334-1536