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Fundamentals of Teaching EFL

Fundamentals of Teaching EFL

Course Number: EDUC X326.40

2 units

Designed to provide you with the fundamental pedagogical concepts necessary for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).  First, you analyze the levels and needs of language learners, the roles and responsibilities of teachers, and the effect of the learning context.  Then, you create performance objectives and write lesson plans based on communicative, student-centered teaching methodology.  Next, you master necessary skills to deliver effective EFL lessons, including techniques for giving directions, comprehension checking, monitoring, and error correction.  Finally, you learn to reflect on the effectiveness of lesson planning and delivery.  Additional discussions include:

  • Classroom management
  • Teacher presence
  • The design and use of materials and technology for EFL teaching

You will also have the opportunity to observe professional ESL/EFL teachers, and review and critique lesson plans presented in ESL/EFL classes.

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