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COURSE SYLLABUS

  • SCOPE OF COURSE SYLLABUS

    Intended for students enrolling in Foundational Principles, this syllabus contains information specific to the course. It is a definitive record of the course's primary characteristics and the learning outcomes that a typical student can reasonably be expected to achieve if he/she takes full advantage of the available learning opportunities. This document also serves as a reference for academic and support staff, internal and external examiners, and for future course monitoring and review.


    COURSE AT A GLANCE

    Course Title

    Foundational Principles


    Subject Area

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language


    Course Code

    TEFL 00011


    Course Level

    Undergraduate


    Credits

    0.0


    Prerequisites

    None


    Methods of Delivery

    Face-to-face

    Online


    Expected Length

    1.0 Week


    Class Meetings

    Dependent on the choice made during enrollment


    Faculty

    Nicholas Bishop

    Nicholas.Bishop@TheAUS.us


    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Computer Software: Any computer software that aids learning.


    TEXT(S)

    In this course, while textbooks are available, they are not deemed mandatory. Instead, students are urged to make use of the comprehensive lecture materials that have been provided to them.

  • SYNOPSIS

    Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:


    • Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students.

    • Maintain control of a classroom and avoid teacher burnout.

    • Describe the distinction between learning and acquisition.

    • Use technology to your advantage in the classroom.

  • Module 1

    Making Meaning Clear


    Module 2

    Modes of Learning and Interaction


    Module 3

    Taking Risks and Learner Strategies


    Module 4

    The Flipped Model of Language Learning


    Module 5

    Avoiding Teacher Burnout


    Module 6

    Assessment

  • VIDEO

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 1

    Course Summary


    READING

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 1

    Taxonomy of Language Learning


    QUIZ

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 1

    Final Assessment

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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