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TESOL | 2012 Summer Institute

TESOL Institute, Summer, 2012

Session 1: May 14 - June 28

  • English Language Teaching I (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Principles of Linguistics (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Cultural Issues in the ESL/EFL Classroom (Tuesday and Thursday)

All classes meet 5:30pm-8:00pm

 

May 21 - June 28

  • TESOL in a Nutshell (1 credit): Wednesday, 5:30-7:20pm

 

June 1-3: Summer Intensive Workshop

International Research and Practice in Bilingual Education: Expanding Learners' Multilingual, Multicultural repertoires  

Workshop Leaders

Kendall King, University of Minnesota

Carol Benson, University of Stockholm (Sweden)  

Noncredit, 1-credit, and 3-credit options available:

  • Instructional component (non-credit, 1-credit, and 3-credit options): Friday-Sunday, June 1-3
  • Follow-up component (3-credit option only): Friday and Sunday, June 8 and 10.

 

Session 2: July 2 - August 16

  • English Language Teaching II (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Second Language Acquisition (Tuesday and Thursday)

All classes meet 5:30pm-8:00pm

 

Course Schedules, Titles and Descriptions

 

Session 1: May 14 - June 28

Opening Reception (for all participants)

TESL.500 Principles of Linguistics (3 credits)
Time/Day: 5:30-8:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sample syllabus from previous semesters

An introduction to the study of language, surveying the scope of modern linguistic theory. A foundation for further study in linguistics and the methodology of language teaching.
 

TESL.501 English Language Teaching I (3 credits)
Time/Day: 5:30-8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Sample syllabus from previous semesters

A practical course introducing several methods of language instruction examined with respect to both their foundations in linguistic theory and their implementation in the language classroom. Central to the course are opportunities to observe, demonstrate, and critique these methods.
 

TESL.527 Cultural Issues in the ESL/EFL (3 credits)
Time/Day: 5:30-8:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sample syllabus from previous semesters

The course offers an understanding of the cultural issues that come into play in their professional lives as classroom ESL/EFL teachers. First, students will explore the concept of culture and common approaches from the field of intercultural communication. Next, a discourse systems approach will allow students to analyze and evaluate how to work within an unfamiliar culture. Then, the discourse systems approach will be applied to educational culture and a critical view of schooling will emerge. Finally, students will recognize the relationship between culture and literacy in order to be able to work within and promote student success in different literacy systems.

 

Three day Intensive Workshop: June 1-3, June 8, 10
TESL-096.N01 (0 credit); TESL-560.N02 (1 credit); TESL-560.N01/N03 (3 credits).

International Research and Practice in Bilingual Education: Expanding Learners' Multilingual, Multicultural Repertoire

Workshop Leaders

Kendall King, University of Minnesota

Carol Benson, University of Stockholm, Sweden 

For more information, see Summer Intensive Workshop

TESL.596 TESOL in a Nutshell (1 credit)

Time/Day: 5:30-7:20pm Wednesday

The course will explore various methods of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; provide a solid foundation in lesson planning; and will include approaches to using technology in the classroom. The course will also cover cultural diversity and the role of culture in the classroom. This course is recommended to anyone who is teaching or planning to teach English as a second or foreign language, and would like to strengthen the knowledge of TESOL methodology.

 

Session 2: July 2 - August 16

TESL.502 English Language Teaching II (3 credits)
Time/Day: 5:30-8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Sample syllabus from previous semesters

A practical course focusing on classroom techniques and activities which facilitate the acquisition of pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar of English. Central to the course are opportunities to observe, demonstrate, and critique these techniques and activities. Prequisite: TESL.501
 

TESL.523 Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
Time/Day: 5:30-8:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sample syllabus from previous semesters

Theories of second language acquisition and how they relate to trends in society and in education and related disciplines. Current theory in cognitive and affective domains as it relates to second language learning.

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TESOL Institute, Summer, 2012 

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Summer Institute Tuition

The Summer Institute tuition is equivalent to graduate tution costs: TESL-096 (0 credit) - $702; all other courses - $1,348 per credit hour. For more information, please see tuition fees & information, or contact the TESOL office at tesol@american.edu.

Housing

Campus housing is available in both single and double occupancy. Meal plans are available. American University offers guest rooms, on a limited basis, during the summer months for $61 per person per night for a single occupancy room; $44 per person per night for a double occupancy room; and $37 per person per night for a triple occupancy room. Rates include linens (bed and bath), wireless internet, parking and fitness center access. Space is limited and is on a first come first served basis. If you are thinking about joining us for the Summer Workshop please contact us as soon as possible. You will have a better chance of obtaining on campus reservations if you can confirm your request by May 1, 2012.

Transportation and Parking: Institute participants are eligible for free use of AU's shuttle bus between the campus and the Tenleytown-AU stop on DC's Metro Red Line. Free parking is available during the Institute in designated lots. For further information on transportation or parking, contact the TESOL office at tesol@american.edu.