Foundations of TESOL

Foundations of TESOL

Course Number: EDUC X331.01

3 units

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

  • classroom management
  • teacher presence
  • professional development in the field of TESOL
  • teaching observations
  • requirements for observation reports, and for the final TESOL portfolio

You also design and deliver one mini-lesson to the instructor and your peers, and reflect on your development.


Available Sections

Starting Sep 29


Starting Sep 29

Course Fees

$500 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 23
$550 after Sep 23


Karen Rodriguez [ bio ]

close [x] Karen Rodriguez, M.A., Adult Education Teacher, Corona-Norco Unified School District, and ESL Lead Teacher, Charter Oak Adult Education


Sat 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2018

4 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:



"Practice Teaching: A Reflective Approach, 1st Edition"

ISBN: 978-0-52-118622-3


International students and/or non-native English speakers must have a 530 PBT, OR 70 iBT, OR 6.0 IELTS. Advanced academic writing skills are recommended prior to taking this class.

Available Sections


Section No.: 182EDT105

Dates: Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Rodriguez

Textbook: Mandatory
"Practice Teaching: A Reflective Approach, 1st Edition"

ISBN: 978-0-52-118622-3

Location: UCR Extension Center

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