Spring 2022 - LING 363 E100

Practicum in Teaching English as a Practice Second Language to Adults (3)

Class Number: 2187

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    AQ 5051, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 360, 362.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Implementation of linguistic principles in the teaching of English as a second language, including classroom teaching practice with adult learners of English. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

COURSE DETAILS:

There is a supervised practicum in a local adult ESL classroom where you will observe and assist for at least 25 hours AND teach independently for at least 10 of those 25 hours. Your teaching will be evaluated jointly by your sponsoring teacher and by a practicum observer from SFU (either me or an experienced evaluator). A series of mandatory workshops will be held. Participants must attend all workshops in order to receive credit for the course. Missing even one will mean “F” in the course unless you have compelling documented evidence of extenuating (i.e., beyond your control) circumstances to justify your absence.

NOTE: REGISTRATION IN THE TESL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IS ALSO REQUIRED AS WELL AS A CURRENT CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

When you register in the course, I will send you a Practicum Placement form on which you will state the days and times you are available to attend the school where your practicum will take place. This form must be completed in full and submitted to me no later than 30 November 2021 for a placement in January 2022.

Grading

NOTES:

LING 363 is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. A grade of PASS is assigned for satisfactory teaching evaluations and for all of the following: participating in all workshops, attending an oral interview with me, creating an original teaching activity (and trying it out in your practicum classroom), completing an acceptable written teaching/observation journal (submissions are made weekly), and satisfactorily completing an in-class essay.

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

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

DEPARTMENTAL NOTES:

Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major, and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended Minor program students only until open enrollment begins on Nov 29 2021.

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None

RECOMMENDED READING:

Brown, H. D. & Lee, H. (2015). Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. (4th Ed.) Allyn & Bacon.


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 SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.