Course Description

Familiarize yourself with second language teaching methodology in the last two centuries. First, an historical overview of the different approaches including grammar translation, the Direct and Series methods, Audiolingualism and so forth will be examined. Then, learn more about using newer methods such as Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Task-Based Learning (TBL), and the Lexical Approach.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the major approaches and methods used in second language teaching in the past and now.
  • Critically assess the theoretical foundations these methods were built on.
  • Identify how teachers can benefit from the teaching methods covered in the course and implement them in your own present / future teaching context.
  • Design and/or adapt various teaching tasks reflecting eclectic and communicative approaches to teaching.

Supporting Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify main characteristics of various past and present approaches and methods in second language teaching.
  • Analyze and critique published materials and tasks these present in light of communicative and eclectic approach to language teaching.
  • Describe more accurately your own beliefs about effective language teaching and your approach to it.


Formerly TSL 104- TSL Methodology

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Feb 04, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat fee non-credit $575.00
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Reading List / Textbook
Title: Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Scrivener
Publisher: MacMillan ELT
ISBN: 978-0230729841

Title: Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy
Edition: 4th
Authors: Brown, Lee
Publisher: Pearson ESL
ISBN: 978-0133925852

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Section Notes
Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online and TSL Level 1 courses.

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L). Please visit our Online Learning Resources

Online courses are available at 9 am MT on the start date.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more TSL courses. Offer valid for the current academic year.

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