Social Foundations of TESOL B

3 CREDITS    |    TERM 2

Social Foundations of TESOL B features the systematic study of effective ways to structure learning opportunities for diverse student populations based on sociolinguistic and sociocultural understandings of second language learning. The course examines the instructional needs of English language learners (ELLs) and presents a variety of appropriate programs and services to accommodate them. The course explores sociolinguistic and sociocultural theories, issues, procedures, methods and approaches for use in bilingual, English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL) and other learning environments. It also provides MAT – TESOL candidates with practical experience in the selection and implementation of instructional strategies. Course participants apply their theoretical understanding through on-site observations and a mini-ethnographic case study research project investigating the experiences and linguistic development of an English learner at their field placement school.