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Teach English as a Second Language

20-861-2 Certificate (C) 9 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Learn to teach English as a second language in the U.S. or abroad with this certificate. You’ll learn the theories of second language acquisition, along with English language teaching methods. This certificate can also help you enhance your skills and understanding for working with international students. Your training includes observation of English Language Learning (ELL) instruction, with opportunities to practice teaching in an ELL classroom. You’ll have the skills you need to get started.

COURSE LIST

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
English Language Learning Theories
10-861-180
3
Develops competence of language learning theories. Students are introduced to the history of English as well as being exposed to world English education. The course provides activities to help students develop a foundation of theories and teaching styles. In addition, the course explores classroom management techniques and various learning environments.
Prerequisite: 80iBT or 550 PBT (TOEFL TEST) for International Students; Corequisite: English Learning Theories (10-861-180), English Learning Methods (10-861-181), and English Language Learning Practicum (10-861-182)
English Language Learning Methods
10-861-181
3
Develops competence of language learning methodology. This course examines a variety of educational technologies and resources that will bolster learning in student-centered classrooms. Through interactive lessons and activities, students explore successful instructional methods to effectively teach grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing as separate or integrated skills.
Prerequisite: 80iBT or 550 PBT (TOEFL TEST) for International Students; Corequisite: English Learning Theories (10-861-180), English Learning Methods (10-861-181), and English Language Learning Practicum (10-861-182)
English Learning Practicum
10-861-182
3
Develops competence of language learning instruction. During the practicum, students observe professional instruction in environments such as Intensive English Programs, Adult Education, and Bridge courses. The course also provides a practicum of supervised instruction as well as a private mentorship which culminates into a portfolio containing lesson plans and feedback.
Prerequisite: 80iBT or 550 PBT (TOEFL TEST) for International Students; Corequisite: English Learning Theories (10-861-180), English Learning Methods (10-861-181), and English Language Learning Practicum (10-861-182)

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