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ELI 390: Community-Engaged Learning in ESL Teaching Contexts

This course prepares undergraduates to teach ESL in local communities and provides them with hands-on teaching practice experiences in local service organizations. Participants explore the overall theme of “Language and Community" through building knowledge and awareness of ESL teaching methods & techniques. The course emphasizes communicative language teaching and language learning issues in community contexts. This service-learning approach enables participants to prepare for and reflect on their practice teaching in a local ESL classroom or tutoring program.

(3 credit)