The status of an ‘international language’ given to English due to its predominant use in a variety of international economic and cultural arenas has led to a paradigm shift from TESL/TEFL to TEIL (teaching English as an International Language).
As English is used as a lingua franca among speakers of diverse languages and cultures in today’s globalised world, there is a need to develop curriculum and pedagogical strategies that engage students in learning how to communicate across languages and cultures.
Based on the TEIL perspective, this specialist certificate course engages course participants in learning how to use and teach English across cultures.
3 weeks (54 hours)
The course is intended for English language teachers with some years of teaching experience in the classroom.
It aims to fulfil the following objectives:
Upon completion of the programme, the participants will have been able to:
Two approaches will be used in this course to engage students in learning to be a successful international/intercultural user and teacher of English in a wide variety of institutional settings and cultural contexts:
3-week course on the principles and practices of teaching EIL
• Language Variation
• Intercultural Communication
• Principles of Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL)
• EIL curriculum and syllabus materials development
• Teaching Macro-skills for Intercultural Communication
• Designing lessons and classroom activities based on the principles of TEIL.
There will be four components of the course assessment:
The requirements for admission to the course are:
Without meeting any of the above, applicants are required to pass the RELC English selection test.
The closing date for application is 18 October 2019.
Students from outside Singapore are advised to subscribe to the Group Health Insurance Scheme at S$53.50 per month (inclusive of GST), as medical costs in the event of illness can be very high.
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