Fall 2021 - LING 362 D100

Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults (3)

Class Number: 1673

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 2532, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 282W; or LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Application of linguistic principles to the teaching of English as a second language.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will provide students with fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners. Students will be given opportunities to plan, develop and teach for a demo class. The course comprises lectures, in-class discussions, group activities, presentations and micro-teaching demos. Authentic teaching materials as well as different pedagogies adopted in different contexts will be illustrated and discussed.

Regardless of your career goals, this course welcomes any students who are keen to understand more about teaching and learning a second language. By taking the course, students will be able to develop their academic communication skills which are essential for their studies at SFU. They can also enhance their academic and general English proficiency through collaborative learning and getting feedback from their instructor and peers.

 

Grading

  • There are 3 major assessments in this course:
  • Mini-Literature Review (Introduction + annotated bibliography (15%) + Final version (30%) 45%
  • Group project: (Sample lesson plan (15%) + Micro-teaching demo (20%) + Sample teaching materials (20%)) 55%
  • Students will be assessed continuously throughout the semester with assessment deadlines fall on different weeks. The course places similar emphases on theoretical as well as pedagogical aspects of ESL and this will be reflected through the weightage of the assessments. There is also a balance between individual work and group work as teachers will work individually and as a team in reality. Active participation will be crucial to succeed in the course.

NOTES:

DEPARTMENTAL NOTES:

Enrollment restriction: 70% of the seats in this course are reserved for declared LING program students (Major, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students) and the remainder for TESL Certfiicate students until open enrollment begins on July 26, 2021.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities athttp://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course. Required readings will be posted on Canvas.


RECOMMENDED READING:

Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M. and Snow, M. A. (Eds). (2014). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (4th Ed.) National Geographic Learning, HEINLE CENGAGE Learning. Boston: USA


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.