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 Jun 25


Starting Jun 25

Course Fees

$500 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 19
$550 after Jun 19


Kristie Lambert [ bio ]

close [x] Kris Lambert, M.A., has over 20 years of teaching experience in both elementary and adult education. She holds a Master's Degree in TESOL and has earned her Clear Multiple Subject, CLAD, TESOL and GATE credentials. Kris has taught English as a Second Language to adults of all ages as well as elementary students. She has worked at several Universities in the Education department and as a University Supervisor to students in the credential program.


Jun 25 - Aug 31, 2018


Online Course Moodle

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.: 181IEL111

Dates: Jun 25 - Aug 31, 2018

Instructor: Kristie Lambert

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

ISBN: 978-0-52-118622-3

Location: Online Course

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