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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Bridge Education Group, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Location: 
Bridge Education Group, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
Length: 
140 hours (4 weeks).
Dates: 

July 2003 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: teach English to adult learners using an appropriate range of practical skills; plan, prepare and execute a range of lesson types for a communicative, student-centered class using a variety of materials and techniques; assess learner needs in order to plan and teach lessons which take account of learners' backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs; develop learners' overall language competency by defining and analyzing language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and how they are learned; analyze and categorize the English language as well as design appropriate presentation, practice and production activities for lesson planning; and demonstrate professional awareness and responsibility and teacher development by giving and receiving teaching feedback, as well as working effectively with peers and trainers.

Instruction: 

This learning experience provides trainees with the fundamental principles and knowledge of the English language and language learning as well as current teaching techniques for adult English language learners. The course is an intensive and integrated learning experience, involving a classroom and practicum component, the latter under the mentorship of course trainers. The Bridge IDELT is housed on the campus of our BridgeEnglish program which provides access to additional resources, professional teachers, and culturally diverse ESL students enhancing the overall learning experience. Instruction is through input sessions (interactive lectures and workshops), guided lesson planning, teaching practice and peer observation. Topics covered include: classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults; the roles of the teacher and learner including the teaching/learning context; using and adapting resources and materials for teaching English to adults; assessing and addressing student needs; English language awareness (grammar); effective and efficient planning and presenting materials to learners of English as a Foreign Language in the areas of: conversation, listening, structure, function, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, and writing using The Communicative Approach as the foundation for all activities in the class; using multi-media in the classroom including e-learning resources for students; the history of the English language; cultural issues for the EFL teacher; and professional development for teachers of English to adults. NOTE: To receive the diploma as well as the credit recommendation, trainees must successfully pass all grading components, including submission of a final portfolio: participation in input (interactive lectures), observation feedback, lesson planning, teaching practice, and written assignments.

Credit recommendation: 

In the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (11/08) (12/13 revalidation).

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