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Study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Otago

International graduate

Overview

TESOL is an acronym for both the study and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL has become an enormous international education industry. For instance, a recent British Council estimate indicates that half the world's population will be speaking or learning English by 2015, and that two billion people are expected to start learning English and three billion will speak it within a decade. More qualified TESOL practitioners will be required and recruited from English-speaking countries than ever before.

TESOL is available as a minor subject for several degrees. Taught by the Linguistics programme, the minor will be extremely useful to students who intend to teach English as a foreign language in New Zealand or overseas, or to students who would like to seek temporary employment in English language teaching while travelling overseas.

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Contact details

Website otago.ac.nz/linguistics

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Education (BEd) - endorsed in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Only available to students from the Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia Kampus Batu Lintang, Sarawak, Malaysia

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EMAL 100*  Asian, Islamic and Ethinic Studies: An Introduction

EMAL 101*  Philosophy of Education in Malaysian Contexts

EMAL 102*  Human Developement: Focusing on Children

Curriculum Studies

EMAL 112*  Introducing the Primary School Curriculum in Malasyia

Professional Studies

EMAL 191*  Primary Classroom Management

English and Language Studies

EMAL 121*  English Literature: A Survey

EMAL 122*  Linguistics for the Language Teacher

EMAL 123*  Introduction to English Language Teaching

Total points

 

18

18

18

 

18

 

9

 

18

18

9

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDUC 253  Making Learning Happen

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 131  Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics

One paper selected from EDCR 132, 133**

English and Language Studies

LING 231  Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

EDSU 201 English Language Teaching in the Primary School

One paper selected from EDSU 191-194#

Any approved English paper at 100-level or above

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

9

9

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 335  Constructions of Learning in Education Settings

EDUC 351  Research Methods in Education

Any approved 300-level Education paper

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 234  English

One paper selected from EDCR 231, 232, 233**

English and Language Studies

LING 319  Second Language Acquisition

EDSU 301 Instructional Practices for Language Teaching

One paper selected from EDSU 191-194#

Total points

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

9

9

126

4th year

Education Studies

EMAL 399*  Research Project

Curriculum Studies

EMAL 332*  Curriculum Studies in Malaysia

Professional Studies

EMAL 391*  Professional Practice in Malaysian Classrooms

EMAL 392*  Professional Development of the Language Teacher

EMAL 393*  Linking Theory and Practice in the Language Classroom

Total points

 

18

 

18

 

72

9

9

126

 

* Taught in Malaysia.

** EDCR 132 Music, Dance & Drama, EDCR 133 Health & Physical Education, EDCR 231 Mathematics & Statistics, EDCR 232 Science & Technology, EDCR 233 Social Sciences, Learning Languages & Visual Arts.

# Papers worth 18 points selected from: EDSU 191 Creating Performance for Children (9 points), EDSU 192 Through Youthful Eyes: A Study of Children’s Film (9 points), EDSU 193 Rhyme and Rhythm: Exploring Poetry for Children (9 points), EDSU 194 Literature in the Classroom (9 points), or an approved English paper at 100-level or above.

 
Total   504

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Minor Subject Requirements

TESOL as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

LING 111 and one further 100-level LING paper

36

200-level

LING 231  Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

One further 200-level LING paper or EDUC 252  How People Learn

18

18

300-level One of:
LING 317  Child and Adult Language Development
LING 331  Advanced Topic in TESOL
LING 332  TESOL Practicum
18
 

This minor subject is not available to students majoring in Linguistics

 
Total   90

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