In the final weeks of Fall quarter, students in the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) course have been asked to play the role of an instructor and create their own lesson plans.
The final project, given by Professor Ruth Larimer, former dean of Monterey Institute of International Studies, is designed to give OSLE (Olivet School of Language and Education) students the opportunity to put into practice what they learned in the course.
“The students are wonderful, so smart and willing to participate!” said Professor Larimer. “ I was impressed. I am really looking forward to the demo classes.”
Students have to not only make a detailed lesson plan but also explain how those plans would work in a real classroom setting. They will be presenting their demo classes next week as part of their final exams. Some of the languages that will be taught by the students include Mandarin, French and Korean.