Course Description

Participants will examine and evaluate published texts and other resources for English language teaching; identify steps and guidelines in developing materials. Students will make ELT materials decisions within the context of instructional design;  make a wide range of ESOL materials; critique current ELT textbooks, and electronic media, adapt ELT materials for specific purposes and, avoid bias in materials development and selection Students will create a full ESOL text chapter. This course meets requirements for the WA State ELL Endorsement.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cultural variables within the ESOL CLT classroom
  • Understand the application of intercultural activities and instructional nuances in ELT
  • Understand the importance and application of authentic materials to SLA
  • Understand and explore a wide variety of ESOL books, websites, applications and other materials as well as ELT references.
  • Develop and practice pragmatic skills to create applicable materials for all aspects and skill sets of ELT.
  • Understand the process of evaluating, critiquing and choosing appropriate ELT materials and texts.
  • Create a full CLT integrated ESOL textbook chapter including activities that activate all language skills and teachable aspects of ELT.
  • Understand and share all germane aspects and experiences from ESL Class practicum experiences and relate to all aspects of ELT.
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