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Course Description

Examine theories of first and second language acquisition and consider how learners' first language affects their learning of another language. Discuss the unique challenges of teaching children, youth and adults, as well as teaching students at different proficiency levels. Learn concrete approaches for reaching learners with various learning styles and help students to develop their autonomy and learning strategies. Finally, consider principles and techniques for effective verbal and written correction and feedback.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the main theories of second language acquisition.
  • Explain the effect of learners’ age on language learning and teaching.
  • Describe the main features of various language proficiency levels.
  • Identify and apply the principles of effective error correction and feedback.

Supporting Learning Outcomes

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

  • Make better inferences as to how learners’ second language acquisition works and is affected by their L1.
  • Adapt and design tasks that are appropriate for various age groups.
  • Adapt and design tasks that are appropriate for various proficiency levels.
  • Choose between various error correction techniques depending on the teaching situation.

Notes

Formerly: TSL 124- Level 2

Prerequisites

BMC 352 Learning Online (required for online sections of this course), and completion of TSL Level 1 - TESL courses or TSL Level 1 - TIHL courses.

Mandatory Prerequisites:
AND
Linguistic Structures TSL 108, AND TSL Fundamentals - ESL(complete) TSL 120, Teaching Skills and Systems 1 - ESL (Complete) TSL 121 or TSL 131, AND Teaching Skills and Systems 2 TSL 122 or TSL 132- ESL (Complete),
OR
TSL Fundamentals - IHL (Complete) TSL 127or TSL 120  AND, Teaching Skills and Systems 1 - IHL (Complete) TSL 128 or TSL 133 AND, Teaching Skills and Systems 2 - IHL (Complete) TSL 129 or TSL 134.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Online
Dates
Oct 01, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat fee non-credit $575.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Instructor(s)
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

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online and TSL Level 1 courses.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L). Please visit our Online Learning Resources

Online courses are available at 9 am MT on the start date.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more TSL courses. Offer valid for the current  academic year.

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