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TESOL Observation & Practice

This is the last required course in the TESOL certificate program.

Course Description

This course provides participants with chances to observe, experience, and practice the principles taught throughout the TESOL certificate program, through observation experiences and teaching simulations. Students will observe classrooms in multiple settings and reflect on their observations, and they will then prepare and present their own lessons in the online course, tailored to a specific learner audience. A combination of self-reflection and professional critique will provide participants with the information needed to improve culturally responsive teaching practices.

EDUC X485.7 TESOL Observation and Practice should be taken after a minimum of five required TESOL courses have been successfully completed.

Due to COVID-19, students taking the practicum may complete classroom observations by watching recorded ESL classes. These videos will be provided in the online course site. The instructor will also provide flexible options for completing the required practicum teaching experience from home.

Please register for the course at least one week prior to the start date.

  • Details
  • $350
  • May 24, 2021 to June 13, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00098
  • ID/Units: EDUC X485.7  (1.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2021


Rachel Kraut, Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition & Teaching, is the Associate Director of Language Programs in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. There, she helps oversee the intensive English program, ESL communication program, and all foreign language programs in addition to building new language programs online. She also serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as an ESL teacher, a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, and a teacher trainer in the U.S. and in China. Her research interests lie in two camps: language program administration and L2 applied psycholinguistics.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START05/24/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END06/13/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---