Jul 20, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language)


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The TESOL (Teaching English as a SEcond or Other Language) Program is an option for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students at Elizabethtown College who would like to learn how to teach English language classes. This program offers courses in second language acquisition and teaching and assessment methods. Students completing the program also participate in a supervised field experience to gain real-world training in an English language classroom. The undergraduate certificate must be earned concurrently with an undergraduate degree. Students completing all requirements of the TESOL Certificate program will receive notation on their Elizabethtown College transcript.

Student Learning Outcomes for Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL):

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of research based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing and managing English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.

  • Identify principles of needs assessment apply these principles in delivering quality English language instruction.

  • Design English language instruction adapted to the learner’s age, proficiency level, linguistic background, communication and academic needs, native language and literacy development.

  • Select appropriate teaching resources including computer technology resources to meet learners’ needs.

  • Contextualize critical and theoretical knowledge from field experiences and internships.

An undergraduate certificate must be earned concurrently with an undergraduate degree. For program information and requirements, please contact Dr. Matt Skillen or Dr. Carroll Tyminski.

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