Course Description

Explore both theoretical and practical aspects of specific skills in learning a second language. Review what is known about the reading and writing process including communicating well to be heard and understood, and reading and writing for specific purposes. Next review what is known about teaching grammar in a second language while concentrating on pedagogical techniques. Cover critical and innovative approaches to grammar and learn specific strategies for teaching grammar in a second language. Finally, cover systematic and principled procedures for teaching vocabulary.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles informing current approaches to teaching reading and writing skills in IHL
  • Articulate the basics of how grammar and vocabulary in English are organized systematically
  • Transfer the importance of this knowledge to teachers of IHL and,
  • Plan to teach grammar and vocabulary

Supporting Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 

  • Have the opportunity to practice analyzing vocabulary and grammar for teaching purposes
  • Practice adapting reading material for classroom use and selecting appropriate grammar, vocabulary and writing practice activities for IHL learners



Formerly: TSL 128- Teaching Skills and Systems 1 - IHL

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