Teaching English as a Second Language Courses

Description: This introductory course provides students with a comprehensive idea of what Teaching English as a Second Language entails. Activities are chosen to expose students to the wide range of possibilities of teaching English in Quebec and around the world. Students are initiated into this much-in-demand profession through project-based activities that require them to apply course concepts and put teaching skills into practice. They also develop skills in exploiting spoken and written texts as resources for language learning.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students currently enrolled in the BEd and Certificate in TESL programs may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed concurrently: TESL 231.

Description: The aim of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of the major features of the English sound system, and to prepare them, through practical teaching assignments with ESL students, to apply this knowledge in the language classroom. Contrasts and comparisons are made with French and other languages.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed concurrently: TESL 221.

Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the grammatical system of English: morphemes, words, phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students become familiar with basic concepts and terminology in English grammar along with written usage conventions. They receive a coherent framework for analyzing English grammar, correcting grammar and usage errors, and writing texts designed for specific audiences.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • For BEd in TESL: Students who do not achieve at least a C+ grade in TESL 231 are placed on conditional standing within the program and will be so informed in writing by the TESL program director. Students will be allowed to repeat this course only once in order to achieve the required grade.
  • Students who have received credit for TESL 232 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education or the Art Education (Visual Arts) program is required.

Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the grammatical system of English: morphemes, words, phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students become familiar with basic concepts and terminology in English grammar along with written usage conventions. They receive a coherent framework for analyzing English grammar, correcting grammar and usage errors, and writing texts designed for specific audiences.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TESL 231 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: This course reviews current theory in applied linguistics which relates directly to teaching and learning ESL in the classroom. Techniques and methods appropriate to child, adolescent, and adult learners are discussed and demonstrated. In this course the emphasis is on classroom-oriented techniques and materials related to the teaching and assessment of listening and speaking skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: TESL 221; TESL 231. The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EDUC 200.

Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the profession of teaching English as a second language to children, adolescents, and adults. Students examine a variety of approaches and methodologies that have been used in the past and how these have contributed to current thinking and practices. They have the opportunity to observe English-language instruction in a variety of settings through visits and video presentations. They discuss issues related to lesson planning, audio-visual aids, classroom organization and management techniques. Special attention is paid to the creation of lessons appropriate to adult learners. A minimum of 30 hours is spent observing and assisting in adult ESL classes. Assignments include classroom-based projects.

Component(s): Lecture; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: TESL 221; TESL 231; TESL 326.

Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the uses of the computer in the ESL class. Students acquire knowledge of computer applications for language learning and how to incorporate this knowledge into classroom practice.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: TESL 231 with a grade of C+ or better.

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with current approaches, methods, and materials in the teaching of grammar to children, adolescents, and adults of the ESL classroom. Students will be prepared to analyze critically and modify published classroom materials related to the teaching and learning of grammar.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 221; TESL 231. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course examines sociocultural and psycho‑linguistic influences on the acquisition of a first and second language. These issues are examined in relation to the learning and teaching of a second language to children, adolescents, and adult learners.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: TESL 221 and TESL 231 with a grade of C+ or better. The following courses must be completed concurrently: TESL 415; TESL 427; TESL 467. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the significant changes which have taken place in the English language from Proto-Indo-European to the present. Students consider the evolving nature of English and its role as an international language.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: TESL 324. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides instruction in the teaching of language skills to those who require English either as an auxiliary to their scientific, technical, or professional skills or as a medium for training in these areas.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 426 or TESL 427.

Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students to test and evaluate learners in different types of ESL programs. Students examine syllabi and evaluation systems used in the schools and become familiar with evaluation-related documents produced by Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: TESL 324.

Description: This course continues the presentation of techniques and methods begun in TESL 324. In this course the emphasis is on classroom-oriented techniques and materials related to the teaching and assessment of reading and writing skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: TESL 326. The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 330; TESL 466; EDUC 210.

Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the principles of TESL pedagogy in regular and intensive ESL primary classrooms. This course emphasizes knowledge of MEES primary-school programs and approved materials. Students learn classroom management techniques, assessment practices, and how to adapt materials to specific primary‑school contexts.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: TESL 426; TESL 466; The following course must be completed concurrently: TESL 467.

Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the principles of TESL pedagogy in regular and Language Arts (ESL-LA) ESL secondary classrooms. This course emphasizes knowledge of MEES secondary programs and approved materials. Students learn classroom management techniques, assessment practices, and how to adapt materials to specific secondary‑school contexts.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 331; TESL 341; TESL 424. Enrolment in the TESL Certificate or Minor is required.

Description: In this course, students practise techniques which were introduced in their methodology courses, TESL 324 and TESL 424. This course includes lectures and field teaching experiences. The lectures will focus on theories and techniques for the assessment of ESL learners. The field teaching experiences will include observation of ESL classes, peer teaching, and the facilitation of sessions with groups of ESL learners. Requirements include lesson planning, assessment of ESL leaners, and the evaluation of peers and one’s own teaching performance.

Component(s): Lecture; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language may not take this course for credit.

  • Students in the TESL Certificate and Minor must achieve at least a “C” grade in this course. Students will be allowed to repeat this course only once in order to achieve the required grade (see Calendar Section 16.2.6)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 330; TESL 426; EDUC 210.

Description: The purpose of this course is to apply the principles acquired in TESL 426 to the teaching of ESL to primary-school learners. Students attend on-campus seminars and spend a minimum of 140 hours observing and teaching in a primary school supervised by a co-operating teacher and a university professor.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed concurrently: TESL 427. The following course must be completed previously: TESL 466.

Description: The purpose of this course is to apply the principles acquired in TESL 427 to the teaching of ESL to secondary-school learners. Students attend on-campus seminars and spend a minimum of 140 hours observing and teaching in a secondary school supervised by a co-operating teacher and a university professor.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: TESL 426; TESL 466. The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: TESL 427.

Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the principles and techniques of teaching comprehension and production skills to advanced secondary learners of ESL. Students are made familiar with current approaches to the teaching of high-level oral interaction skills, reading and writing skills, corrective feedback to writing, and the use of long-term projects and portfolios. The use of authentic English texts such as essays, novels, short stories, poetry, and drama is emphasized.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TESL 318 or for this topic under a TESL 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ENGL 212 and ENGL 213 with a grade of C+ or better; EDUC 200; EDUC 450; EDUC 454; TESL 330; TESL 331; TESL 341; TESL 415; TESL 426; TESL 466; TESL 471. The following course must be completed concurrently: TESL 487; TESL 488. Students must have completed a total of 105 credits prior to enrolling.

Description: The purpose of this course is to further develop the skills required in teaching ESL to primary-school learners. Students teach a minimum of 210 hours supervised by a co-operating teacher and a university professor. In addition, students attend on‑campus seminars in which they discuss and reflect upon their experiences in the schools.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: EDUC 200, TESL 467. The following courses must be completed concurrently: TESL 486; TESL 488.

Description: The purpose of this course is to further develop the skills required in teaching ESL to secondary-school learners. Students teach a minimum of 210 hours supervised by a co-operating teacher and a university professor. In addition, students attend on‑campus seminars in which they discuss and reflect upon their experiences in the schools.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed concurrently: TESL 486; TESL 487.

Description: The purpose of this course is to integrate the knowledge gained during the BEd with the knowledge that students have acquired during practice in the field. Students reflect on and make explicit their own professional and personal development over the course of the four-year program and set goals for future long-term professional development.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for advanced students to intensify their study beyond the area of specialization already represented by the curriculum. The selected subject varies with the special interest of the instructor conducting the course in any given year.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department is required. A student repeating TESL 491 registers for credits under TESL 492.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

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