Summer 2023 - LING 362 D100

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

Class Number: 1451

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Ivelina Koleva Tchizmarova
    Office: RCB 9212
  • 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.


In this course, you will examine your prior knowledge of Linguistics and second language acquisition in the pragmatic context of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) practice. You will be given opportunities to acquire fundamental theoretical knowledge and learn about best practices in TESL to adult learners.  You will gain practical experience by developing lesson plans and teaching mini demo-lessons in class focusing on ESL grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will have lectures, in-class discussions, hands-on practices, and micro-teaching demos. Authentic teaching materials as well as various pedagogies adopted in different contexts will be illustrated and discussed.

Although the course will focus on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) (i.e., learning and teaching English in an Anglophone context), the ideas will be applicable to discussions of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as an Additional Language (EAL). 


PLATFORM(s) USED: Canvas & Zoom.

TECH REQUIRED:  Laptop, Internet.


  • Participation in Class 10%
  • Reflections on Readings 10%
  • Mini-lesson plans 15%
  • Micro-teaching demos 30%
  • Term Paper: lesson plans & materials 35%


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 requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (, 778-782-3112) 



Parrish, B. (2019). Teaching Adult English Language Learners: A Practical Introduction. (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press. (free online access through SFU library)


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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.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.