Teaching English as a Second Language Part 2 introduces you to the principles of teaching and learning a second language. The main objective of the course is to introduce you to the principles of communicative language teaching (CLT), a leading methodology used in today’s language classrooms.
In this course you will have the opportunity to
- identify current trends in the field of second language education
- differentiate between first language acquisition and second language learning
- demonstrate knowledge of the main methods in the history of second language learning
- explain the theory behind the communicative language teaching (CLT
- interpret the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
- apply the CLT principles to teaching a second language (e.g., teaching grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, pragmatics, task-based learning
- recognize the main principles of blended learning
- create awareness of the importance of technology in the development of language skills
- show knowledge of the main principles of assessment including portfolio-based assessment (PBLA)
- create learning tasks and assessment tools that incorporate the CLT principles, including unit or module planning
- identify the needs of different learners, such as literacy learners and international students in Canada
- critically examine the issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of second language education
- recognize opportunities for professional networking and professional development
Links to digital resources provided in the course.
A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.