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LEHIGH IN SHANGHAI: English Teaching Practicum

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PROGRAM DATES
May 7 - June 5, 2014

PROGRAM DIRECTOR  
Timothy Cauller, Ed.D.
Associate Director
English as a Second Language

twc2@lehigh.edu

PROGRAM COSTS

$4,950 includes round-trip airfare, ground transportation to/from airports, on-campus single room and board (three meals per day), Chinese language instruction, and the weekend group excursion (transportation, accommodations, and entrance fees). Passport fees, entrance visa, off-campus food, souvenirs, and other personal purchases are the responsibility of the individual participants.

The Practicum may be taken for optional credit (ENGL314) with instructor approval; tuition fee not included.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

The Lehigh in Shanghai: English Teaching Practicum is open to all university majors. Participants must be Lehigh University graduate students or undergraduate seniors, juniors, or sophomores who are in good academic standing and are native or near-native speakers of English.


All applicants must successfully complete ENGL310, Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Spring 2014 with a final grade of B or higher. Sophomores must request instructor approval to apply for the Practicum. All applicants recommended by the instructor will be invited to interview with the Practicum selection committee and asked to provide a short presentation of a detailed lesson plan.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Lehigh in Shanghai: English Teaching Practicum will take place on the campus of Lehigh’s partner institution, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). Up to 5 Lehigh students who function as pre-service English teachers will be selected to accompany Dr. Timothy Cauller, Associate Director of English as a Second Language at Lehigh University. This 4-week teaching practicum is designed to provide hands-on classroom practice teaching English to Chinese university students. Working closely with ECUST faculty members, Lehigh in Shanghai: English Teaching Practicum participants will observe English classes and teach classes 3-4 days per week in speaking, writing, reading, listening, and American culture.


New for 2014! Dr. Cauller will be joined by three Lehigh ESL faculty members who will combine efforts to mentor the Lehigh Practicum teachers. Extensive individualized feedback on lesson planning, classroom teaching techniques, and building a professional teaching persona will be provided throughout the Practicum. Dr. Cauller will also lead a weekly debriefing to discuss and reflect on the group’s teaching experiences and adaptation to life in China.


Practicum participants will live on-campus in an ECUST residence hall, eat in ECUST dining halls, and study Mandarin Chinese in group lessons 6 hours per week, focusing on survival communication skills and China’s rich cultural background. An extended weekend excursion to Beijing or similar city with an ECUST faculty guide is included in the Practicum fee.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Practicum participants will live on-campus in an ECUST residence hall, eat in ECUST dining halls. An extended weekend excursion to Beijing or similar city with an ECUST faculty guide is included in the Practicum fee.

 

COURSES OFFERED

* This is a noncredit-bearing program. Students may seek credits independently with their individual departments.


 

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