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COURSE SYLLABUS

  • SCOPE OF COURSE SYLLABUS

    Intended for students enrolling in Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar, 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

    Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar


    Subject Area

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language


    Course Code

    TEFL 00023


    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

    Joshua Rotchelle

    joshua.rotchelle@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

    In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within them. Learn how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies. Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing--pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. Find out about different writing problems that students may encounter. Incorporate grammar through the use of noticing and input enhancement.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

    • Understand and identify the basic principles of reading.

    • Recognize and identify three basic types of reading problems common in TESOL. 

    • Be able to overcome these basic types of reading problems through a careful understanding of principles such as prediction, involvement, and authenticity.

    • Be able to identify, understand, explain, and use pre-writing, writing, and post-writing activities in writing effective and engaging ESL writing lesson plans. 

    • Explain and use the concepts of recursion and appropriation in their classroom instruction.

    • Effectively and confidently integrate and include grammar instruction within students’ reading and writing classes.  

    • Learn and explain how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies.  

    • Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing such as pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. Identify different writing problems that students may encounter. 

    • Incorporate grammar through the use of noticing and input enhancement. 

  • Module 1

    Overcome Reading Difficulties: Dorothy in the Land of Oz


    Module 2

    Reading Strategies: The Tortoise and the Hare


    Module 3

    Overcoming Writing Difficulties: Hansel and Gretel, or How to Literally Get Out of a Jam


    Module 4

    Writing Techniques: Aladdin and the 1,000 Arabian Nights


    Module 5

    The Princess and the Pea


    Module 6

    Assessment

  • VIDEO

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 3

    Course Summary


    READING

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 3

    Updating


    QUIZ

    WEIGHT: P/F
    DEADLINE: 23:59 (GMT+0) on Sunday of Week 3

    Final Assessment

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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