Explore practical approaches to language teaching—and put them into practice.
This 40-hour course presents a practical modern-grammar and communicative approach to teaching English as a second or additional language in an English-speaking country or as a foreign language in another country. The focus is on developing curriculum and lessons for teaching written and spoken English for formal and informal communication in the workplace, the community, and the school.
We will explore the traditional and contemporary approaches to language teaching. The class will practice developing programs, courses, and lessons, and will perform teaching activities. In addition, we examine content-based language learning, computer-assisted learning, and online delivery component for teaching and learning.
This course, which requires the student to purchase a textbook, can be taken as an individual study or as one of the four modules of the Global TESOL Certificate Program.
Materials & Methods for Teaching English Language Learners is offered on Saturdays.
Saturdays, May 11 - June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
(No class May 25, 2013)
Saturday Courses offered:
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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$1395 – Four modules/Full package
$359 – Single module
Textbook must be purchased by the student
- Individuals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages
- Teachers, instructors or trainers
- Au pairs
Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia
15 CEUs or 15 PLUs for the complete certificate
4 CEUs or 4 PLUs for this module
To receive PLUs, teachers must complete and submit this Prior Approval Form before starting the class.
Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to speaker of other languages. She has been active in developing and facilitating Global TESOL training courses and programs, and her area of expertise includes applied linguistics, issues of culture, methodology for teaching English as a second language and/or as a foreign language, and creative professional writing. As a professional writer, Shope has considerable commercial, literary and academic publication credits.
- Must have excellent communication skills in English
- High school diploma or bachelors degree
Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (3rd Edition) by H. Douglas Brown, ISBN: 0136127118