Spring 2023 - LING 363 E100
Practicum in Teaching English as a Practice Second Language to Adults (3)
Class Number: 2669
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
Instructor:Claudia Wei Wah Wong
Office: RCB 9216
Prerequisites:LING 360, 362.
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.
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.
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 2022 for a placement in January 2023.
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.
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 a one-on-one mid-term progress meeting, 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 essay.
Brown, H. D. & Lee, H. (2015). Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. (4th Ed.) Allyn & Bacon.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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