Catalog 2021-2022

EDU 640 Teaching English as a Second Language: TESOL

This course provides an overview of the five areas pertinent to teaching English language learners (ELLs) in order to a) promote an understanding of first and second language acquisition processes; b) facilitate the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate instructional and assessment skills; and c) present effective means for modifying curricula. The five areas are 1) applied linguistics and second language acquisition; 2) cross-cultural communication and understanding; 3) methods in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL); 4) curriculum and materials development; and 5) testing and evaluation of ESOL. This course meets the 60-hour ESOL education requirement for Category II teachers and administrators as determined by the Florida Department of Education.