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***IMPORTANT! DUE TO THE UNIVERSITY'S COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE, ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022 AT 11:59 P.M. PST. ENROLL BEFORE JUNE 20 TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE COURSE FOR THE SUMMER QUARTER. QUESTIONS? CONTACT TEFL@UCSD.EDU.***

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This course will provide an introduction to the basic theories, methods, and practices of teaching English as a Foreign Language. Experienced teachers needing a further grounding in the most current, up-to-date methods and practices to be more successful in their current teaching will also benefit. This course will explore skills, language, and the learning process while introducing practical applications to the EFL/ESL classroom. The course will introduce the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as grammar, pronunciation, and culture. Issues in methodology, including activity and lesson design, will also be discussed to orient the participants into the field of language education.

Introduction of issues in methodology as well as the basic skills:

  • listening
  • speaking
  • reading
  • writing


Introduction to the teaching of the micro-skills:

  • pronunciation
  • vocabulary
  • grammar
  • discourse


Other issues covered:

  • learning styles and strategies
  • learner autonomy
  • content-based instruction
  • assessment

Course Number: LING-40096
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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