Credit units: 3
Department: Curriculum Studies
This course requires students in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language to apply theory and practice in English language classrooms. Students observe experienced teachers, discuss classroom applications in the context of student need, plan lessons, teach under the supervision of a qualified and experienced teacher, and receive feedback and guidance on their teaching. Students apply principles of inquiry-based investigation and reflective teaching to their developing practice of English language teaching. The student is responsible for finding a qualified teacher and suitable host institution to sponsor the practicum. A host classroom of English language learners that meets descriptors established by the professional body with which the student plans to accredit or certify must be available in order to carry out the requirements.
Prerequisite(s): ECUR 291.3, ECUR 391.3, ECUR 292.3, and ECUR 445.1
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): One of ECUR 331.3, ECUR 339.3, ECUR 415.3 or ECUR 490.3
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of TESL 42, TESL 442 or ECUR 446. Local practicum supervising teacher must be approved in advance by the department.
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