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.

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.