TESOL Issues and Practices

Course Code:
TSL 081

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

700B, 701C


Course Description:
This course is designed to integrate the theories and principles of the teaching of English to speakers of other languages and applying them to classroom instruction. ESOL methodology and curriculum will be emphasized as they relate to current best practice skills in the uniform core curriculum relevant to this content area. Ten hours of field experience are required for course completion. This course has been designated as an International/Diversity course.


Course Details


TSL 3520



Dr. Mackenzie Johnson
(850) 718-2378
Office: O-109B


Required textbooks/ course materials:

The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide. 6th Edition. Diaz-Rico, L.T. (2018) ISBN: 9780134293059

Appropriate dress for field experience: black slacks and School of Education polo (Polos are available in the campus bookstore.)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Apply current and effective ESOL teaching methodologies in planning instruction for multilevel classrooms with learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Discuss and identify the language system supporting Language Acquisition and Development
  • Explain current trends and issues related to testing linguistic and culturally diverse students, administering and interpreting test results, and using formal and alternative methods of assessment and valuation of ELLs
  • Apply the role and function of assessment in the education of Limited English Proficient students
  • Develop content-area assessment instruments which effectively monitor ESOL students’ mastery of academic material
  • Develop a lesson plan using strategies designed to teach language and content simultaneously
  • Explain theories related to language learning
  • Identify laws and policies in the field of ESOL teaching

E-1, E-2






E-1, E-3


Task CC5D, Task 5.2.1, Discussion Board, Tests

CC5D, Discussion Board, Tests

Discussion Board, Tests

Task 5.2.1, Discussion Board, Tests

Task CC5D, Discussion Board, Tests

Task 5.2.1

Discussion Board, Tests

Discussion Board


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The course instructor will be delivering course content through class discussions on the material using various visual aids. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. In-class teaching strategies may include: participation, demonstrations, lecture, presentations, critical thinking and cooperative groups. Student attendance and participation is expected. Students are expected to read all assigned material before class and complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.


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