College of the Extended University

University English Faculty Development Training Program

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The University English Faculty Development Training Program engages international faculty of English as a second language to enhance their knowledge and practice in learning methods of communicative language teaching.  Visiting faculty are led by expert instructors in the field of TESOL through a series of applied interactive workshops addressing the unique challenges of teaching a language outside of its cultural environment.  Faculty development workshops focus on the theory and methodology of incorporating communicative techniques in the classroom, developing language and vocabulary fluency in meeting the needs of the learners, and increasing teaching effectiveness in the classroom.  Academic fieldtrips and classroom observations will reinforce topics discussed in this program.

Program Advantages

  • High-quality college lectures and workshops
  • Experienced instructors considered experts in the field
  • "Learn by Doing" philosophy
  • Class Observations
  • Panel Discussion
  • Interaction with American faculty and students
  • Prime location in Southern California

Program topics

  • American culture
  • Assessing Student Learning
  • Accent Reduction & Pronunciation Techniques
  • Developing Oral Fluency
  • Teaching Elements of Advanced Oral Language
  • Communicative Language Teaching
  • Communicative TOEFL Teaching
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Curriculum and Syllabus Design
  • Academic and Professional Vocabulary
  • Engaging and Creating Strategies for Working with Large Groups
  • Instructional Strategies to Encourage Critical Thinking
  • Learner Styles and Feedback
  • Materials: Selection and Use
  • New Techniques for Language Acquisition
  • Principles and Approaches to Teaching English
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes: The Foundation
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes: Science and Technology
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes: Business and Economics
  • Teaching English Skills: Discreet vs. Integrated
  • Teaching Made Fun
  • Teaching Reading & Vocabulary
  • Teaching Students to Work Collaboratively
  • Teaching Writing and Grammar
  • Techniques and Teacher Responses for Writing
  • Tools for Self-Reflective Teaching
  • Writing and Implementing Communicative Lesson Plans
  • Writing It Right

*Classes conducted in English only, for maximum language exposure and fluency. Final project will showcase the program participants’ newly acquired skills.

Who Should Attend

International university or college English faculty

Program Information




App Deadline

Summer 2017

July 23 - August 12, 2017


June 15, 2017

*Program fee includes:

  • Academic courses and campus activities
  • Class observations
  • Lodging (Double occupancy in University Village)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Ground transportation for the field trips