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This course offers an exploration of methods and issues related to teaching English as a second language in a variety of contexts (e.g., overseas, mainstream public school instruction, courses for newcomers to Canada, Intensive English programmes). It offers students a great understanding of the structure of the English language. The major focus of the course will be current approaches to language teaching with an emphasis on communicative, task-based, and content-based methods. Attention will also be devoted to such social issues as learner identity and the role of English in the world.