LING 401

Tutorial I

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective May 6, 2020 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This internship provides students with the opportunity to learn skills and gain experience as an English tutor. Under the direction of a site supervisor at one of our community partner locations, students complete 40 hours of tutoring within the semester. In addition, a faculty director assigns and evaluates short assignments designed to assess the intern¿s learning. The Level 1 Tutorial focuses on identifying, evaluating, selecting, and adapting age-appropriate and linguistically accessible tutoring materials helping clients develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Note: Due to accreditation requirements, tutoring must be face-to-face. The forty hours may not be fulfilled by peer interactions, online interaction, or simulations.


Learning outcomes


  • Gain 40 hours of experience tutoring clients in English.
  • Identify and select age-appropriate materials in the tutoring of English.
  • Evaluate and adapt materials for linguist accessibility.
  • Employ teaching strategies across the four main interstices of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.