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American English Teaching Methods - Capstone Project - TEFL

Time limit: 60 days

Full course description

This course is designed for international teachers currently teaching outside of the United States whose students are between the ages of five and twelve. This course will develop participants' teaching abilities by encouraging them to recognize and implement American strategies for teaching reading and writing skills to their students. Participants in this course will learn how to think critically about the ways that they can enhance the language learning experience for their students.

In this course, participants will:

  • Demonstrate awareness of best practices in teaching in order to modify previous assessment tasks. 
  • Synthesize what they have learned in previous courses in this series by completing a capstone project. Participants will use feedback from three (3) previous assessments to “reflect and perfect” their teaching strategies. 
  • write a 3-5 page reflection paper that focuses on three (3) assessments from any of the five previous IU Expand courses. Using instructor feedback, participants should modify their original plans and justify their choices outlining how these activities would be most useful to their current (or future) students.


This course is intended to be experienced alongside PIE's other course offerings:

  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Teaching Phonics Awareness
  • The Writing Process
  • Reading and Writing Strategies for the ESL Classroom
  • Teaching Reading Through Literature