Is a joint program offered by the College of Education, Kean USA in concert with the School of English, Kean USA;
Aims to provide you with an intensive English experience and teaching practice to become an ESL instructor in the international arena;
Offers courses in areas of English structure, linguistics, rhetorics, literature research, and a serial of writing types in various cultural settings, which lead you to fully study and acquire English; and
Offers courses in areas of curriculum planning, lesson planning, pedagogies, and teaching practices in bilingual/multicultural settings, which prepare you to become competent English teachers for non-English speakers. On the senior year, you will earn opportunities for field experiences, teaching in bilingual/multicultural settings.
To add up to the curriculum, various English-use opportunities are provided for you to improve your English off-class. Sigma Tau Delta and Western Civilization Club lead you to absorb English knowledge, while WKU Toastmasters Club, Debate Society and Literature Translation Society give you a platform to practice your English skills. In addition, you are encouraged to participate in any English-related competitions on campus, nationally, and internationally.
Graduates from this program can pursue teaching career in school, community and corporate international settings to non-English speakers locally and abroad. The program also gives them vantage to further study master programs in TESOL/TESL, education research, and other education-related areas.
Structure and Origin of English
Research in Language and Literature
Senior Writing Seminar
Curriculum Evaluation and the Learner
Theory and Practice of Teaching English as a Second Language I & II
Teaching Techniques for Bilingual-Bicultural Schools
Field Experiences in Bilingual/Multicultural Settings (School & Community Sites)
Field Experiences in Bilingual/Multicultural Settings (Corporate Sites)
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