The Community ESL
Practicum: LING 4/509
You can gain valuable teaching
experience in a supportive and collegial environment and fulfill many of the
LING Portfolio requirements and …
- teach your own class of
intrinsically motivated and appreciative adult ESL learners twice a week for
- design curriculum based on the
needs and interests of the learners in your class.
- try out teaching techniques,
approaches, and methods in a supportive environment.
- meet weekly (time to be determined (TBD) based on
all participants’ schedules) with the supervisor and the other student-teachers
participating in the Project to share ideas, lesson plans, materials, etc.
- complete a Final Report that will
impress future employers. You will also
have access to at least 50 previously written Final Reports – many of which
were completed by now current IELP teachers.
- have access to the Community ESL
Practicum Resource room. You can borrow
previous reports, textbooks, and reproducible materials. Add to your own professional library.
- have access to the Community ESL Practicum Wiki site. The site has helpful resources to help you plan your curriculum and individual lessons. There are example templates for lesson plans, student created material from former practicum students, and useful website links for material creation and advice. There are also pages of advice from former practicum students.
- be observed by the LING 4/509 supervisor
and discuss your teaching strengths and areas for improvement in a
- have a professional reference who
has seen you teach. Files for each
practicum student are kept for two years following the term you are enrolled in
the Community ESL Practicum.
- complete the degree course
requirement for Applied Linguistics Group I:
Complete and submit an Application to Enroll!