Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Courses

2016-17 Course offerings:

Fall 2016 - TESL 3010, TESL 3020, TESL 3030, TESL 3040, TESL 3050
Winter 2017 - TESL 3050
Summer 2017 - TESL 3010, TESL 3020, TESL 3030, TESL 3040, TESL 3050

The courses in the program are:

TESL 3010
TESL 3010
Curriculum and Instruction (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
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ESAL
This course emphasizes the development and practical application of ESL teaching methodology. Topics include curriculum design; lesson planning; techniques for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking; evaluation; and assessment.
Prerequisite: Admission to the TESL program
Corequisite: TESL 3020, TESL 3030, TESL 3040
TESL 3020
TESL 3020
Pedagogical Grammar (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
ESAL
This course focuses on developing knowledge about the English language system in relation to grammar and the factors affecting second language learning. Topics include comparative grammars, inter-language awareness, and micro and macro skills related to grammar.
Prerequisite: Admission to the TESL program
Corequisite: TESL 3010, TESL 3030, TESL 3040
TESL 3030
TESL 3030
Intercultural Communication Studies (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
ESAL
This course enables students to gain a better awareness and understanding of culture and values, including a definition of what they are and how they impact the ESL classroom. Students participate interactively while they examine theoretical models and perspectives in the field of intercultural communication.
Prerequisite: Admission to the TESL program
Corequisite: TESL 3010, TESL 3020, TESL 3040
TESL 3040
TESL 3040
TESL Techniques (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
ESAL
This course is an introduction to selected studies in current ESL teaching techniques used in teaching various ESL disciplines and contexts. The course is divided into three modules: second language acquisition theory, pronunciation, and assessment. In addition, the use of digital technology is explored. Students must successfully complete all 3 modules to receive credit for this course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program
Corequisite: TESL 3010, TESL 3020 and TESL 3030
TESL 3050
TESL 3050
TESL Practicum (3,0,2)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
ESAL
The practicum is designed to prepare and support student-teachers throughout their classroom experience. Students plan and deliver lessons, discuss classroom management strategies, and reflect on their practicum sessions.
Prerequisite: Admission to the TESL program; TESL 3010, TESL 3020, TESL 3030, TESL 3040
Corequisite: TESL 3010, TESL 3020, TESL 3030, TESL 3040