Upon successful completion of the course, the learner is able to:
- describe and apply major theories of first and second language acquisition to ESL/EFL teaching and learning.
- prepare and deliver lessons that meet the needs of learners and achieve targeted outcomes in a specific context with only minor interim support.
- give clear instructions to students and use appropriate methodology and teaching aids including technology based aids.
- demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of teaching the speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
- analyze learner needs and apply principles of scaffolding to diverse teaching and learning situations.
- explain and apply the principles of teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
- analyze learner needs and apply scaffolding techniques in diverse teaching and learning situations.
- describe the complexities in L2 assessment and distinguish between different forms of assessment.
- develop appropriate tests to measure success in meeting lesson objectives.
- describe the language-culture relationship and explain its impact on L2 learning.