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 Mar 31


Starting Mar 31

Course Fees

$500 Early Bird Discount ends on Mar 25
$550 after Mar 25


Nichole LaPeer [ bio ]

close [x] Nichole LaPeer, M.Ed., also earned her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Linguistics from UCLA, and holds a TESOL Certificate from EBC International in Madrid, Spain. She has considerable experience teaching students with different learning styles and levels of English, and from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and countries, Ms. LaPeer has also been a Teacher Coordinator overseeing curriculum development and design, instruction, and teacher training. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Italian. Ms. LaPeer has worked and traveled in Spain, Bangladesh, and Australia.


Sat 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Mar 31 - Apr 21, 2018

4 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

This class is delivered in an intensive weekend format.


"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.

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