Professional Development for English Teachers
Language teachers can benefit from our AES program in several ways. You may join AES classes as an observer or participant and experience teaching methods from a student’s perspective. Then join TESL/TEFL seminar and workshop courses to learn more and apply language theory and current methodologies to your own teaching environment. AES faculty all have master’s degrees in teaching English as a second language.
Sample seminar/workshop topics:
Reading theories and applications
Principles of adult learning
Teaching skill areas: listening, writing, reading, speaking
Technology and teaching
Visiting Scholar from Hangzhou, China
“I’m Feiyan, a visiting scholar from China. The time I spent in AES in Lewis & Clark is super rewarding as both an observer and a participator in courses such as Reading, Communication Skills, Writing as well as Higher Education. What impressed me deeply is every instructor in AES has a flexibly systematic course schedule and is so creative and passionate that students participate in group discussion pretty enthusiastically and spontaneously; what’s more, all students are inspired
to foster critical thinking while learning English as a second language both linguistically and culturally.
As a college English teacher in China, I found my experience in AES really helpful in updating my knowledge in course schedules, group activities, teaching methods, online assignments and so on, not to mention the picturesque and tranquil campus with castle-like buildings, charming teachers and upbeat students.”
Visiting Language Assistant from Munich, Germany
AES can develop special programs for groups of teachers. Contact us to customize a program which fits your needs.