Teaching English as a Second Language | Spalding University Catalog

EDU-586: Teaching English as a Second Language

3 credit hours
This course provides students with the theoretical backgrounds of second language acquisition (SLA) and its connection to the practices of teaching English as a second language (TESL). This course covers critical issues in TESL, such as age, socio-cultural aspects, language transfer, and communicative competence. This course also focuses on methods and materials in TESL, proficiency assessment, and program evaluation. All these topics address the expertise areas included in TESOL guidelines and Kentucky Experienced Teacher Standards (KETS). This course is part of the Endorsement Program for Teaching English as a Second Language.