Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
12 weeks (150 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 Planning and Assessment
Graduate 6 Teaching Methodology
The course is recommended for a total of 9 semester hours at the graduate level. Students must earn an 80 percent or above in this course to earn ACE credit.


The course objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in English language teaching methodology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain and develop researched-based classroom instructional strategies to teach different types of ESL lessons
  • Use technology, when available, to inform classroom teaching
  • Create lesson plans with essential components
  • Recognize and defend the varied ESL debatable topics in use of first language, error correction, and technology in the classroom
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the varied language labels in the ESL classroom.

General Course Topics:

  • The world of English language teaching
  • Describing the English language
  • Learning theory and classroom implications
  • Methodology: balance and structure
  • English language learners
  • Autonomy in learning
  • Roles of the teacher
  • Teaching groups versus individuals
  • Error analysis and correction techniques
  • Class management and affective factors
  • Appropriately grouping students
  • Instructional technology
  • How planning enriches learning
  • Helping students notice language
  • Effective grammar teaching
  • Effective vocabulary teaching
  • The sounds of English
  • Categorizing English as skills
  • Teaching reading
  • Teaching listening
  • Teaching writing
  • Teaching speaking
  • Assessment
  • Professional development
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials