Teaching Practice to Support Language Learners

4 CREDITS    |    TERM 3

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to focus on curriculum development and lesson planning, unit planning with a sequence of three or more lessons, creating a classroom environment conducive to language learning, and teaching in the classroom with a focus on reflection and inquiry. In addition, students will deliver lessons that are student-centered, appropriately paced, and well sequenced; effectively manage classroom diversity (including linguistic and cultural diversity as well as diversity of student proficiency levels, etc.); effectively manage classroom dynamics, elicit student responses, use pairs and small groups, maximize participation, and provide feedback; balance the teacher talk/student talk ratio, and provide clear instructions with modeling or demonstrating.