An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Diana Gott
Method: Online (PDS)
Sponsor: Lorain County JVS/Adult Career Center
Location: EPD

Course Description:

Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00

Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher? Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

During the next six weeks, we'll rethink the traditional native vs. non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach. You'll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You'll also discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate tests. And you'll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.

No letter grades will be awarded for this course. Participants will receive either a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade.

Cost: $
Timespan of Course:
March 19, 2014 to May 9, 2014
Contact E-mail: dgott@lcjvs.net

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    Online Format
Registration Information:

For registration information, please contact Diana Gott at 440.774.1051 ext 2200 orĀ dgott@lcjvs.net.

Course Section Name: EDU 6310 W43
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 1.00 or 2.00
Subject: EDU