Course DescriptionPrerequisite: ELT 5530. Participants will analyze and evaluate specific traditional and current methods for language teaching in order to select between approaches, methods and activities appropriate for diverse teaching situations. The efficacy of these methods will be assessed for different student populations, skills areas and proficiency levels. This course meets requirements for the WA State ELL Endorsement.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand and apply knowledge of traditional and current CLT English language teaching methods.
- Understand and gain ability in using methods analysis framework (approach, design, procedure).
- Understand key aspects of traditional and contemporary TESOL methods.
- Understand a framework for variety of applied vocabulary teaching strategies.
- Understand a variety of approaches towards teaching literacy.
- Understand the theories, development and sequencing of ELT reading and writing instruction towards SLA.
- Understand the development of integrated unit plans for ELL reading and writing skills and attending explanations.
- Create and teach portions of their lesson units involving reading and writing and practice based on modeled lesson plan design.