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TEFL Course Information

Issues of Culture – Language and Learning

The purpose of this course is for students to reflect on and consider the role culture in the teaching and learning of linguistically diverse students. Students will explore how cultural differences impact all aspects of communication.

  • Course One: October 10 – November 18, 2016.
  • Instructor: Nate Fackler.
  • Prerequisites: none.

Methods and Materials for Teaching EFL

This purpose of this course is for students to learn what materials to use in the EFL classroom and the approaches or methods for teaching English. A range of materials and methods will be introduced for English language learning, including student learning through active communication and interaction.

  • Course Three: January 30 – March 10, 2017.
  • Instructors: Nate Fackler and James Badger.
  • Prerequisites: Completed courses one and two.

Language Acquisition and Learner Development

The purpose of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the structure and nature of language and the development of the English language. Students will also learn how to integrate knowledge of language acquisition to language learners’ development and understanding of English through the use of authentic resources in the language classrooms.

  • Course Two: November 28, 2016 – January 20, 2017.
  • Instructor: Nate Fackler.
  • Prerequisites: Completed course one.

Instruction, Professionalism, and Assessment for Teaching EFL

The purpose of this online course is for students to develop proficiency in assessing EFL students’ spoken and written English. Assessment knowledge and proficiency is developed through active engagement with best practices found in current research on teaching and learning in EFL.

  • Course Four: March 20 – April 28, 2017.
  • Instructors: Nate Fackler and James Badger.
  • Prerequisites: Completed courses one, two, and three.

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