English Teaching Practicum (TEJL-10)
Practice makes perfect! Effective teaching can only be developed through hands-on experience in the classroom. That is why, the main component of the teacher-practicum training course is controlled, in-classroom teaching practice working with your peers as language learners. Course participants will be able to apply skills and knowledge acquired from the TEJL-4 and/or TEJL-1 courses, such as implementing effective lesson plans, creating and sequencing in-class activities, handling difficult situations that may occur in real-life classroom situations. While you teach, the instructor will support you and provide you with constructive feedback.
Alexandra Shaitan holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Pedagogy. She successfully completed her Master's Degree studies in CITE (Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education) at the Temple University, Japan Campus and PhD studies in Applied Linguistics at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research interests include academic writing at tertiary level, bilingualism, and mixed-race identity. Her recent academic publication "Haafu identity in Japan: Half, Mixed or Double", appeared as a book chapter in "Mixed Race in Asia: Past, Present and Future" (Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity) (2017) edited by Zarine L. Rocha and Farida Fozdar. Alex has taught English at a variety of educational institutions in Japan and London, including universities, high schools and international pre-schools. She is passionate about teaching English to speakers of other languages and sharing her professional teaching acumen to individuals who are currently involved in teaching and/or aim at pursuing their career in education.
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