This course is designed for English as a Foreign language instructors who are interested in exploring American teaching methods. The course provides an examination and discussion of the basic principles of planning, implementing, and managing instruction in the EFL academic classroom. Through a variety of exploratory activities accompanied by careful readings on American culture and the philosophy of education, participants will form a strong foundation in attitudes, beliefs and values that are reflected in most American communicative approaches to language instruction.
Date: Dates: June 26 - August 4, 2017
This six-week immersion course provides opportunities for self-reflection, peer teaching and observation of on-going English language classes in the ELI program. The format of the class is mainly seminar and workshop, with opportunities for one-on-one meetings with our instructors. We will also provide several experiential events and fieldtrips, so that participants can examine and enjoy various aspects of American culture.
Throughout the course, participants will be asked to reflect on their own styles of teaching and to share their ideas and activities in an on-going conversation with colleagues and the ELI instructors. Participants will also be assigned both reading and writing assignments as well as photographic assignments so that they can document their own learning experience.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
This seminar offers practicing and aspiring teachers the the opportunity to develop their confidence in classroom English and learn new techniques for teaching.
Pin: Participants will be offered the opportunity to take trips in the local community. In past years, participants have visited places such as:
- The Yale Outdoor Education Center
- Thimble Island Tour
- Mark Twain’s House
- Circle Boat Tour of New York City
- NBA Hall of Fame
- Outlet malls/Shopping trips
|Teaching Reading and Writing||MTWTHF||9:00-10:45|
|Teaching Listening and Speaking||MTWTHF||11:00 - 12:15|
|TEFL Workshops||MTWTH||1:30 - 3:00|
|Experience American Culture||F||1:30 - 4:30|
*Individual schedules may vary. This is for reference only.
Who should apply?
Point: This program is intended for non-native English speakers.
The following materials are required to complete an application to the Postgraduate Seminar: