Upon successful completion of the course, the learner is able to:
- explain the relationship between basic linguistic forms (grammatical, lexical and phonological), function and meaning.
- discuss the observation of English as a Second Language classes from several methodological perspectives.
- write effective communicative lesson plans that include achievable learning outcomes, varied teaching techniques, strategic language skills development, integration of technology, opportunities for evaluation of learning, and use of instructional materials appropriate for learners' needs and context.
- deliver integrated lessons that stimulate active participation among learners and provide relevant learning and assessment opportunities in relation to learners' proficiency level and communicative needs, with some guidance.
- articulate a personal teaching philosophy explaining how that philosophy synthesizes principles of language teaching and shapes teaching approach.