Course Description

Explore both theoretical and practical aspects of specific skills in learning a second language. Review what is known about the reading and writing process including communicating well to be heard and understood, and reading and writing for specific purposes. Next review what is known about teaching grammar in a second language while concentrating on pedagogical techniques. Cover critical and innovative approaches to grammar and learn specific strategies for teaching grammar in a second language. Finally, cover systematic and principled procedures for teaching vocabulary.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles informing current approaches to teaching reading and writing skills in IHL
  • Articulate the basics of how grammar and vocabulary in English are organized systematically
  • Transfer the importance of this knowledge to teachers of IHL and,
  • Plan to teach grammar and vocabulary

Supporting Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 

  • Have the opportunity to practice analyzing vocabulary and grammar for teaching purposes
  • Practice adapting reading material for classroom use and selecting appropriate grammar, vocabulary and writing practice activities for IHL learners



Formerly: TSL 128- Teaching Skills and Systems 1 - IHL

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Jan 28, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat fee non-credit $575.00
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Reading List / Textbook
Title: Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Scrivener
Publisher: MacMillan ELT
ISBN: 978-0230729841

Title: Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy
Edition: 4th
Authors: Brown, Lee
Publisher: Pearson ESL
ISBN: 978-0133925852

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Section Notes
Prerequisites: BMC 352 Learning Online, TSL 108 Linguistic Structures and TSL 120 TSL - Fundamentals - ESL

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