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Teaching Reading & Vocabulary Skills

This is a required course in the TESOL certificate program.

Course Description

One’s ability to read presents opportunities to explore the world and allows one to fully participate in academic and professional pursuits. Additionally, reading effectively enhances the development of all other language skills. This course will examine the skills required to become effective readers and the techniques that teachers can use to help English language learners to develop these essential skills. Tied closely to success in reading is vocabulary knowledge. What kinds of vocabulary do ESL/EFL students need to learn? What learning skills should students develop in order to acquire the vocabulary they need? How can we link vocabulary development to reading fluency and comprehension skills? This course will address these questions and will provide opportunities for participants to reflect on and learn a variety of vocabulary teaching techniques.

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

  • Details
  • $400
  • June 28, 2021 to August 01, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00144
  • ID/Units: EDUC X485.4  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Lesley Clear, Ph.D., is an educational consultant to UCI Division of Continuing Education. Dr. Clear has been an ESL instructor in Japan and Hungary and an EFL teacher trainer in Hungary, Ukraine, Chile and Argentina. She received the 1996-1997 UCI Division of Continuing Education Distinguished Instructor Award, and UCI Division of Continuing Education's Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

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
START06/28/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END08/01/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---