Instructional Design in Teaching Modern Languages – MLAN 301

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This is a foundational course in the profession of TESL emphasizing proficiency in planning, instruction, and curriculum and design, and exposure to educational challenges particular to TESL.




This course provides an overview of instructional design in the field of TESL. It exposes emerging teaching professionals to the responsibility they have in the organization and design of instruction, planning for classroom management through positive instructional preparation, researching for available resources for implementing instruction, and providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create effective learning objectives for appropriate instructional level(s).
  2. Create and demonstrate effective planning for instruction and classroom management.
  3. Develop and design curriculum and instruction for diverse settings.
  4. Discuss and articulate educational challenges in the ESL classroom.
  5. Integrate best practices in planning, instruction, curriculum, and design within a Christian worldview framework.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words.

Lesson Plan Assessments (3)

The student will develop 3 effective lesson plans on a variety of topics within the ES/FL content. Each lesson plan must contain a Title page and a Reference page in current APA format.

Educational Challenges PowerPoint

The student will develop a presentation, using PowerPoint or an equivalent presentation software, articulating an educational challenge topic in relation to the ES/FL classroom. The presentation must contain at least 7–8 slides, and utilize the course textbook and at least 3–5 other sources. All sources must be cited using current APA format.

Curriculum and Instructional Unit Design Project

The student will create a cumulative project which will demonstrate effective planning, objectives, curriculum choice, and instructional design as related to an ES/FL classroom. The project must contain a Title page and a Reference page in current APA format.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 true/false questions, and have a 20-minute time limit.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will cover the Reading & Study material from both assigned texts. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.