Internship – TESL 699

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The course provides field experience, practical applications of the discipline, and opportunities for vocational development.

Prerequisite

Forgn Lang Prereq Met (6 hrs.) with a score of 6

Rationale

The internship gives the student the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of the TESL field, and it enables him/her to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. To assess student English language proficiency and specific areas of instructional need.
  2. To develop lesson plans and strategies appropriate to student needs and program objectives.
  3. To apply teaching methods and materials appropriate to student needs and program objectives.
  4. To instruct students in specific issues in English grammar, reading and writing, and listening and speaking.
  5. To encourage students in their course of learning English as a second or foreign language.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Signed Internship Contract

At the beginning of the internship, the student must read the New Internship Agreement Form in Blackboard. The student must abide by all rules and standards of conduct outlined in the contract throughout the duration of the internship. After reading through the form, the student must sign the document, along with his/her faculty advisor and internship supervisor, and submit it via Blackboard.

Internship Updates & Signed Logs (14)

Throughout the course, the student must submit 14 Internship Updates & Signed Logs. Each submission must contain a brief written overview of the work or research completed over the previous module/week of the internship. Each overview must be only 1 paragraph. In addition, the student must submit a work log of all the hours completed over the previous module/week. Each log must be signed by the student’s internship supervisor. A template for this assignment is available on Blackboard.

Supervisor Evaluation

At the end of the internship, the student’s internship supervisor must complete the Supervisor Evaluation form. This form is available in the Assignment Instructions folder on Blackboard. The supervisor must completely fill out the form, sign it, and give it to the student, who will submit it on Blackboard for the faculty advisor to review.

Final Paper

The Final Paper must be 8–10 pages and can be completed in one of two ways. The paper can be a research paper springing from the student’s internship work/research. Alternatively, it can be a detailed reflection on the student’s overall experience throughout the internship.