EN6511 - Practical Teaching for TESL

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This 3 credit course introduces candidates to all practical aspects of teaching and learning in a TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) context. Candidates will apply theoretical frameworks introduced in their other MAES courses to an evaluation of  classroom approaches through observations and mentoring sessions, as well as observed and assessed practical teaching sessions. Through a series of classroom observations candidates will watch skilled and experienced TESL practitioners and critically evaluate TESL classroom practice. These practitioners in turn will then team teach and observe solo lessons performed by the candidates and provide feedback and final assessments.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Observation portfolio and summary assignment: 30%
Practical Teaching Lesson 1- Mid semester 1: 30%
Practical Teaching Lesson 2- End semester 1: 40%
Detailed Course Information


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