Methodology of Bilingual and English Language Development | TESL.X301

Methodology of Bilingual and English Language Development | TESL.X301

What are the most effective methods for teaching bilingual English language development? New methods, in tandem with traditional methods, have triggered a surge in effective language teaching and learning. In this content-rich course, you’ll review both the theory and practical methods needed to deliver bilingual education and teach English language development. Topics include program design, instructional strategies, current methods and approaches, such as immersion, two-way bilingual programs, total physical response, and literacy development. You’ll gain hands-on experience applying selected methods and approaches and will present a mini-lesson to get constructive feedback from your peers and instructor.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Acquire an understanding of the most recent theories regarding second language acquisition
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of contemporary approaches to language teaching and learning
  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of lesson planning
  • Explore applications of research in language teaching and learning
  • Explore challenges facing English language learners, and develop intercultural understanding by meeting with a speaking partner
  • Explore the uses of technology in the classroom
  • Plan different types of lessons and evaluate each other's plans
  • Practice selecting and developing materials for language classes

Topics Include

  • Audio-lingual method
  • Total physical response
  • Natural approach
  • Communicative language teaching
  • Community language learning
  • Participatory approach
  • Silent way
  • Accelerated learning (Suggestopedia)
  • Blended Learning using online applications

Working knowledge of:

  • Communication and collaboration tools such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, or LibreOffice
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas including navigation links, modules, etc.

Additional Information

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-20-2024 to 02-17-2024 4.0 $780

James S Dinwiddie


Final Date To Enroll: 01-20-2024


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 01-20-2024 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 01-27-2024 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 02-03-2024 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 02-10-2024 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 02-17-2024 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE