This course is intended to familiarize students with the issues and procedures involved in developing a language curriculum and to enable them to design their own curriculum for a specific group of learners.
Over the last twenty-five years, there have been major changes to the theory and practice of second language teaching and learning. These changes have been driven by changes in educational theory, changes in the way we think about language and learning, and the development of an active research agenda which has provided important insights and ideas for classroom practitioners. The purpose of this introductory course is to provide an overview of the field of second language teaching and learning, to identify major trends and issues, and to show where they have come from, to illustrate, in practical ways, how you can incorporate these emerging ideas into their own teaching practice, and to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge that will enable you to benefit fully from the rest of the course.
Management is a course which provides a comprehensive and practical analysis of
the responsibilities of the entrepreneurial team leading an entrepreneurial
venture. It begins by recognizing that there are three ways to launch an
entrepreneurial venture; one can buy an existing business or one can purchase a
franchise; as alternatives to beginning the venture from scratch. This course explores the factors and issues
involved in the three methods and helps students to see how a decision is made
as to the most beneficial approach for a given venture. The course continues with concepts and
processes involved in guiding an entrepreneurial venture through the growth
period. Venture growth involves
articulating, integrating and achieving economic success and growth through leadership
and management skills.
- Professor: Demonstration Teacher
- Language teaching methodology
- Content-based instruction
- Using coursebooks
- Computer-assisted language learning
- Learning styles and strategies
- Learner autonomy in the classroom
- Classroom-based assessment