LING 525: Practicum in ESL

LING 525-001: Practicum in ESL
(Spring 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

David King Hall 2054

Section Information for Spring 2020

This practicum meets a key requirement of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for language teaching faculty as specified in the revised Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions (October, 2004). This course involves the preparation and presentation of lessons to adult English as a second language (ESL) learners under the guidance of a mentor teacher and practicum professor. After the first LING 525 seminar meeting, participants will be matched with a mentor teacher at GMU's INTO Academic English program or another approved local ESL program. The field experience will consist of observation and teaching (to total 36 hours of classroom experience over the semester) in the assigned ESL classroom. In addition, the six LING 525 seminar meetings will provide a chance to discuss second language methodologies (both theoretical and practical) and review textbooks and activities. The course will partially be conducted online via our Blackboard course webpage through the posting of journal entries.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Involves preparation and presentation of lessons to adult English as second language (ESL) learners under guidance of mentor teacher and practicum professor. Field experience consists of observation and teaching in assigned ESL classroom. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 521.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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