In this course, TESOL Diploma students are introduced to an overview of the theory and best practice instructional methodology used for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and pronunciation in English to speakers of other languages. It also examines the characteristics and needs of the adult learner and the role culture plays in language learning, the fundamentals of lesson planning and the various approaches and methodologies that inform a teacher's decisions when planning lessons. In the course Diploma students will apply the foundational principles, methodology and terminology of ESL/EFL instruction to teaching and learning tasks.
Students in the Overview course will experience an interactive and student-centred learning environment. In this course students are actively involved in small group learning activities. Students actively participate in class and group discussions on course related topics. Students also produce and present on an independent research project. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to self-reflect on the language learning experience of adult ESL learners.
Note: TESO 1103 Foundations of TESOL is equivalent to TESO 1101 TESOL Overview
Course code: TESO 1101
Length: 30 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.