Course Requirements and Grading Scheme

Reports, presentations, quizzes, other assignments (e.g., "insights" cards, question cards, library tour, publisher contacts, worksheets, etc.), and class participation 10%
Journal article or TESL-L report (to be presented in class on your designated date accompanied by a one-page abstract/handout [see additional instructions and criteria on WWW]) 3%
Designated Reader team reports 3%
Materials evaluation reports (two)
Checklist-style form format (see WWW at XXXXX)
Publishable-quality book review (see criteria)
Observation reports (two)
Informal, "fill-in-the-blank" worksheet format (see WWW at XXXXX)
Formal, written (see criteria and possible sites for these observations)
Materials file (see guidelines on WWW at XXXXX) 10%
Lesson plans (in two designated skill areas)
"Taught" to class
"Explained" to group of class members
Teaching log (pre-teaching observations, lesson plans, mentor teacher evaluations, and self-evaluations, & evaluation sheet, see WWW for sample pages ) 20%
Final examination (in two parts)
In-class teaching demonstration
Oral interview

Extra credit may be earned in a number of ways:

  1. Engaging in (and reporting on) professional activities (e.g., attending a professional conference [See "Sample Report on Professional Conference," WWW at XXXXX])
  2. Subscribing to TESL-L and reporting on mail received (if you do a journal article report to the class)
  3. Giving a presentation at a professional conference (show the acceptance letter or program)
  4. Joining a TESL-related professional association (show evidence of your membership)
  5. Submitting a book review or paper for publication in a TESL periodical (submit your letter to the editor)
  6. Listening to and reporting on TESOL professional audiocassettes (Li001.TS-S through Li009.TS-S in the HLRC).
  7. Taking the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (cost=$4.00) in the Counseling & Development Center (see Dr. Henrichsen first to make proper arrangements), attending a follow-up session with a counselor, and then submitting a brief report on the applications of the results to your teaching style.
  8. Doing the "Discover" program in the Career and Learning Information Center (128 SWKT) and responding/reacting to the results in writing.
  9. Writing a short "educated opinion" paper on the qualities of a good English language teacher or lesson (for an example of my thinking on this topic, see WWW at XXXXX.)
  10. Engaging in electronic discussions with ESL/EFL teachers elsewhere and reporting on what you gained from these discussions.

Attention Students with Disabilities

If you have any disability which may impair your ability to successfully complete this course, please let me know during the first week of class. Accommodations are coordinated in consultation with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office and may require medical and/or psychological documentation. The SSD Office is located in 160 SWKT, 378-2767.

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1998 © Dr. Lynn E. Henrichsen
Department of Linguistics
Brigham Young University
Last Updated: Saturday, January 24, 1998