Department: Teach English as Second Lang
Course: TESL 1997
Title: TESL Internship
Description: This course is designed to provide hands-on, real-life experience in Teaching English as a Second Language. Internships are an opportunity for student-tutors to connect theory with practice. Internships can introduce student-tutors in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language to solidify their interest and techniques early on in their college experience. Internships are temporary, on-the-job experiences intended to help the student-tutor identify how their studies in the classroom apply to the real-life teaching experiences. Internships can be paid or volunteer, and can be in front of a classroom or on a one-on-one tutoring experience. Student-tutors are encouraged to seek out employment to help with the ESL department needs or at local schools in the area. This course is repeatable for up to 6 credits with no more than 3 credits per semester. Each credit requires 45 clock hours of internship experience. Internships are pass/fail credits. Student-tutor desiring a grade will need to negotiate a contract with significant academic work beyond the actual work experience.