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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology

ELECTIVES - Spring 2018

Please keep in mind that any Anthropology course above the 100-level can be used as an Anthropology Elective.

ANTH 391.001 / Special Topics: Teaching English Abroad

Professor: Alexandra Rowe

(3 credits) 

Cross-listed with ENGL 439.002 and LING 405.001

 Fulfills 3 hrs of the Anthropology Elective Requirement for the Major 

Course Readings:


Course Description:

This course introduces students to the techniques and principles in English language teaching (ELT). It is intended for undergraduate students who wish to teach English to non-native English speakers either overseas or here in the U.S. at proprietary language schools after they graduate. Because the course engages students in hands-on ELT activities and experiences with English Language Learners (ELL), the course provides students with the background knowledge and practical tools they need so that they will be well equipped to succeed in their ELT adventures. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and use the techniques of various language teaching methods and approaches.
  2. Understand and create student learning outcomes that are smart, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. (SMART SLOs)
  3. Design and deliver effective English language lesson plans using three approaches (Communicative Language Teaching, Content-Based, Task-Based).
  4. Review and evaluate commercial and internet English language teaching materials.
  5. Create appropriate and effective English language teaching materials.
  6. Develop a basic foundation and several techniques for assessing English language proficiency in a classroom setting.