Teaching English

What is Teaching English Language and Children's literature Major?

English has become an essential communication tool all over the world. Therefore, the Faculty of Education at USAL provides a number of challenging courses that allow students, who are specializing in this domain, to acquire the needed skills and information necessary for cycles 1 & 2 teachers. These students will learn and apply revolutionary teaching methodologies that encourage children to learn and acquire the language in an interesting as well as an educating way.

The Teaching English Language and Children’s Literature graduates will be able to obtain the competences that allow them to deal with elementary students in a professional manner. They will be able to prepare, plan and apply appropriate methods in teaching which adds to their qualifications and expertise. The graduates will develop profound understanding of children’s abilities and address them accordingly keeping in mind that the elementary level constitutes the basis of the whole learning process. Knowledge is acquired and learnt at this critical age, i.e. cycles 1 & 2.

Our mission in the English Department at the University of Sciences and Arts in Lebanon (USAL), is to promote learning and support the educational and professional development of our students and equip them with the necessary information that enables them to tackle teaching difficulties.

The best way to achieve that is by providing engaging materials with talented and experienced instructors and an opportunity to develop every day conversational abilities, utilizing the four basic skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Carry out a thematic analysis for the lesson plans.
  • Design or select and administer effective assessments which accurately measure what has been taught and what students have learned.
  • Apply different teaching strategies in different settings.
  • Prepare effective lesson plans for elementary classes with a variety of interesting activities which promote children’s participation and involvement in the learning process.
  • Acquire skills in a variety of research methods to develop an appropriate final graduating project.
  • Master written & oral communication skills by demonstrating the ability to develop paragraphs, essays, summaries and written reports.
  • Acquire the knowledge of linguistics, literary works, genres and critical traditions.

Fields of work

As a Teaching English Language and Children’s Literature graduate, you will have the opportunity to be: a primary school teacher – teacher of English as a Foreign Language (cycles 1 & 2) – tutor, children’s books writer … etc.

Specialization Requirements

The English Department at the University of Sciences and Arts provides, and based on the university curriculum which consists of a variety of courses that constitute around 97 credits, all what a student needs to graduate within at least three years. The courses are distributed among six academic semesters: fall and spring of every academic year. They include material required for specialization, in general, plus other courses specified to the English Language and Children Literature.

Requirements to obtain a BA in Education / Special Education
12 credits General Requirements
42 credits General Specialization Requirements
31 credits Specific Specialization Requirements
6 credits General Elective Requirements
6 credits Specific Elective Requirements
97 credits Total Number of Credits

Study program and Credits

University Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ENGL 201 English Communication Skills I 3 credits
ENGL 202 English Communication Skills II ENGL 201 3 credits
ARAB 201 Arabic Communication Skills I 3 credits
ARAB 202 Arabic Communication Skills II ARAB 201 3 credits

 

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
EDUC 210 Psychology of Development 3 credits
EDUC 211 Health Education 3 credits
EDUC 212 Theories of Learning 3 credits
EDUC 310 Introduction to Educational Sociology 3 credits
EDUC 311 Action Research 3 credits
EDUC 312 Instructional Procedures EDUC 212

EDUC 315

3 credits
EDUC 313 Learning Difficulties 3 credits
EDUC 314 Citizenship Education 3 credits
EDUC 315 Measurement and Classroom evaluation EDUC212 3 credits
EDUC 316 Educational Technology I 3 credits
EDUC 317 Statistics in Education EDUC311 3 credits
EDUC 416 Educational Technology II EDUC316 3 credits
EDUC 490 Practicum I 3 credits
EDUC 491 Practicum II EDUC 490 3 credits

 

Concentration Courses (31 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
EDEN 302 English Grammar EngL 202 3 credits
EDEN 405 English Composition EngL 202 3 credits
EDEN 303 Children Literature I EngL 202 3 credits
EDEN 403 Children Literature II EDEN 303 3 credits
EDEN 304 Social Studies I EngL 202 3 credits
EDEN 404 Social Studies II EDEN 304 3 credits
EDEN 406 Methods of Teaching English Grammar EDUC 312 + EDEN 302 3 credits
EDEN 407 Methods of Teaching English Composition EDUC 312 + EDEN 405 3 credits
EDEN 408 Methods of Teaching Children Literature EDUC 312

+EDEN 403

3 credits
EDEN 409 Methods of Teaching Social Studies EDUC 312 + EDEN 404 3 credits
EDEN 491 Project 70 credits +

EDUC 311+ EDUC 317 + EDUC 490

1 credits

Registration & Acceptance Conditions

  • Obtaining the Baccalaureate / Part II Certificate or any equivalent document.
  • Passing a placement test in the English language.
  • Passing the orientation guidance stage which aims to determine the suitability of the student’s qualifications with the specialization.