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ENGL 517 - Critical Approaches to TESOL Methods

(3 credits)
This course will introduce students to a variety of methodological approaches in the field of Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL). Students will explore each method within its historical context and examine it at the level of underlying second language theories, design and procedures. The course is built upon a critical awareness that there is not one best method to discover and apply, but that teachers need to develop their own philosophy and practices of teaching that are specific to their educational contexts and the needs of learners. The course will be useful to students new to the field of TESOL and experienced teachers interested in current postmodern pedagogies.