Course addresses the general principles of how learners acquire a new language and establishes a framework for English Language Teaching. The framework and the principles are applied to the language classroom through unit plan development. Grammar terminology, instructional and sequence grammar activities, error correction and an integrated grammar teaching unit project will be featured. This course meets requirements for the WA State ELL Endorsement.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand crucial grammatical terminology and the use of grammar ‘form, meaning and use.’
- Understand the modalities and interrelationship of linguistic units within English language structures
- Be able to make English grammar points and applications comprehensible to ELLs and apply them to CLT grammar instruction.
- Understand the differences between implicit and explicit as well as inductive and deductive grammar instruction.
- Develop pragmatic skills through mechanical, meaningful and communicative grammar activities for maximum acquisition.
- Understand multi-faceted grammar unit plans showing the form, meaning and use of an assigned grammar point within CLT.
- Understand and become proficient at grammar error correction in a variety of modalities.
- Present one full grammar unit and teach one CLT grammar point activity.
According to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC): an individual must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to earn credit toward the course work required for the approved endorsement program.