Teacher Training Schools

USA - New York - New York City (Manhattan)
By:Xincon Technology School - TESOL

Our Teaching English to Speakers of Others Languages (TESOL) program offers opportunities for learning and for developing as a professional. The program empahsizes language acquisition, teaching methodology, language testing, research, and sociocultural influences.

This program prepares teachers for a wide variety of positions both in the U.S. and abroad as well as qualifying teachers to work in classrooms or other educational settings where students are learning to speak, read, and write English as a second language (kindergarten through adult levels).

Admission

First, the prospective student must gain admission to the university with graduate status. Applications can be obtained by writing to the Xincon Admissions Office.

Requirements

In addition to university requirements for admission to graduate study, the TESOL Program requires that applicants score a minimum 500 on the paper TOEFL test or a score of at least Reading: 85 score / Listening: 90 score on Xincon Placement Test--ACT Compass / ESL Placement Test.

Description of the Courses

Duration: 120 Hours

Unit 1. Teaching Methodology

• Language Teaching Approaches: An Overview

• Communicative Language Teaching for the Twenty-First Century

• Guidelines for Language Classroom Instruction

• English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

• Syllabus Design

Unit 2. Language Skills

• Listening

• 1) Aural Comprehension Instruction: Principles and Practices

• 2) Skills and Strategies for Proficient Listening

• Speaking

• 1) Teaching Oral Skills

• 2) Teaching Pronunciation

• 3) Developing Children's Listening and Speaking in ESL

• Reading

• 1) Teaching Children Literacy Skills in a Second Language

• 2) Developing Adult Literacy

• 3) Reading for Academic Purposes: Guidelines for the ESL/EFL Teacher

• Writing

• 1) Functional Tasks for Mastering the Mechanics of Writing

• 2) Considerations for Teaching an ESL/EFL Writing Course

• 3) Grammar in Writing

• Grammar and Vocabulary

• 1) Teaching Grammar

• 2) Cognitive Approaches to Grammar Instruction

• 3) Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

Unit 3. Integrated Approaches

• Content-Based and Immersion Models for Second and Foreign Language Teaching

• Literature as Content for ESL/EFL

• Experiential and Negotiated Language Learning

• The Episode Hypothesis

• Task-based Teaching

• Bilingual Approaches to Language Learning

Unit 4. Focus on the Learner

• Language Learning Styles and Strategies

• Strategic Investment

• Good and Bad Language Learning

• Developing Student Self-awareness of Style Tendencies

• Learner Strategy Training

• Teaching Children Supporting Second language Children's Content Learning and Language Development in K-5

• Teaching Adults

• Teaching in Between

• Sociopolitical and Institutional Context of teaching

Unit 5. Skills for Teachers

• Planning Lessons

• Format of a lesson plan

• Guidelines for lesson planning

• Sample lesson plan

• Textbooks: Evaluation for Selection and Analysis for Implementation

• Classroom Management

• Teacher's voice and body language

• Teaching under adverse Circumstances

• Teacher's roles and styles

• Creating a positive classroom climate

• Non-Native Speaker Teacher

• Building Awareness and Practical Skills to Facilitate Cross-Cultural Communication

• The Use of Media in Language Teaching

• Computers in Language Teaching

• Action Research, Teaching Research, and Classroom Research in Language Teaching

• Reflective Teaching in ELT

• Second Language Assessment

• Keeping Up to Date as an ESL or EFL Professional






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