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Curriculum

We strive to achieve excellence in teaching through our rewarding coursework which focuses on the following key elements:

 

Foundations

Second Language Acquisition Theory (SLA)

Language Forms

TESOL Methodologies

Communicative Language Teaching

Teaching Practicum

Foundations

We will explore the philosophical foundations of Western and Eastern culture. We will examine how the core ethos of a culture manifest in language as well as develop an appreciation for the variety and complexity of human perception and communication.

 

Language Forms

 

We’ll be solidifying our trainees’ understanding of grammar (word classes, sentences elements, modals and conditionals, etc). Trainees will have a good deal of practice with the International Phonetic Alphabet and suprasegmentals.

 

Principled Teaching

 

Our teaching principles emphasize active speaking and listening through communication in the target language. Communicative Language Teaching is a modern and widely practiced form of language teaching that brings personal meaning to its trainees through learning a new language. We focus on teaching functional English to foreign learners in order for them to communicate efficiently with native English speakers.

 

TESOL Methodologies

We’ll take our trainees through the history of various TESOL methodologies while comparing and contrasting each method’s strengths and weaknesses. Fundamental principles of language teaching and learning will be a solid part of this program.

 CLT (Communicative Language Teaching)

Our trainees will have hands-on experience in teaching adult learners of the English language in a professional tutoring classroom. We will also have on-site teaching practice in kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools, and universities. We aid our trainees with classroom management, lesson planning, and adapting to different learning styles.

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