Summer 2019 - LING 362 D100

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

Class Number: 2436

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    WMC 2268, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

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



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


LING 362 will help you to develop the knowledge and the practical skills necessary for teaching English as a second language to adults in Canada. The course will include lectures, demonstrations, group activities, and student teaching presentations. Some of your teaching presentations will be video-recorded and made available to you. The presentation skills you will learn are useful in any situation where you must speak to groups.


  • Attendance/participation 10%
  • In-class writing assignments 10%
  • Oral presentations/lesson plans 70%
  • Midterm exam 10%
  • No final exam


I recommend LING 360. If you are going to take it concurrently with LING 362, that’s fine, too. Note that LING 362 is intended specifically for students interested in teaching English as a second language. However, irrespective of your career goals, LING 362 will help to enhance your public speaking skills and build your confidence in front of audiences. Those are useful things these days. Your English speaking and writing skills must be of a high order for you to succeed in LING 362.

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.

COURSE GRADING:  Attendance at the Week 1 class is mandatory. Missing this class will handicap your performance throughout the semester and impair your chance of getting a good grade.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
Student requests for accommodation of 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 Assisted Learning (778-782-3112 or



interchange Level 1 Student’s Book (with online self-study). 2017. [5th edition] Jack C. Richards with Jonathan Hull & Susan Proctor. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 13166 20311. Previous editions will not work.

This book will be available from the SFU Bookstore, Burnaby campus only. But you will also be able to get it from the VCC bookstore at 1155 E. Broadway in Vancouver or from online sellers like

Other readings will be available for download from the SFU Library and other sites that I will specify.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site 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.