2019-2020 Catalog

TESOL 510 Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

TESOL 510 introduces major theories of first and second language acquisition and how the two processes are related. Candidates investigate how psychological, sociocultural, and linguistic factors affect students’ second language learning. Based on these theories, they develop a unit plan by setting functional and situational language objectives that reflects how language is acquired by promoting fluency. Candidates also develop a personal teaching philosophy statement that articulates a theoretical approach to teaching languages and informs future practice.




Bachelor's Degree