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  Graduate School-Newark 2004-2006 Graduate Study At the University Wice/Tefl  

WICE/TEFL

The graduate program in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is sponsored by the Graduate School-Newark in conjunction with the master's program in liberal studies. The certificate program is cosponsored by the Women's Institute of Continuing Education (WICE) in Paris, France, where the program is offered. WICE is a nonprofit organization that sponsors a variety of educational and cultural programs.

At the conclusion of the teaching English as a foreign language program, students receive a certificate from Rutgers-Newark marking their successful completion of the course and granting them continuing education credits. Students may choose the extensive, 150-hour program, which meets twice a week during the academic year, or the intensive, 100-hour program, which meets from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.for five days a week in the summer.

Their studies focus on three areas: preparing lessons and presenting them to students who are learning English, critiquing their own presentations and those of their classmates, and learning the theory and practice of how people acquire language. Besides planning lessons, students` homework assignments include readings in literature of the profession, preparing audiotapes and videotapes of their teaching techniques, and keeping a daily journal of their experiences in the program.

The course covers lesson planning, classroom management, presentation and practice techniques, error analysis and correction, pronunciation, vocabulary, video, testing, course design, and language awareness and listening. The units are organized according to teachers` and learners' roles, learning styles and strategies, task-based and content-based approaches, alternative methods, and one-to-one teaching.

Trainee teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and teach in many contexts. While most seek employment in France, many have gone on to teach in Poland, Italy, Turkey, China, Japan, the Czech Republic, England, and the United States.


 
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