English Department Tracks
Elementary School Diploma
Graduates will be able to teach grades three through six.
Single-major studies include 42 hours in the English department.
Practical work for four semesters in the elementary schools is required.
Academia Kita program in your third year of studies.
Junior High School Diploma
Graduates will be able to teach grades seven through ten.
The single major in English includes 58 hours in the English department.
Practical work for four semesters is required: two in elementary school and two in junior high school. Academia Kita program in your third year of studies.
A re-training program for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate
30 hours of English and methodology courses
18 hours of Education courses (6 in English)
Practical work for two semesters in your second year of studies in Elementary or Junior High schools.
Studies in the English department include courses in five areas:
Language and linguistics - Phonetics, Grammatical Structures, Syntax, Introduction to Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Models of Reading, Discourse Analysis, Aspects of Language.
Methodology - Introduction to the English Classroom, Classroom Dynamics, Beginning Literacy, Classroom Interactions, Pedagogical Grammar, Remedial Teaching, Children with Special Needs, Bridging Theory to Practice, Effective Teaching Strategies, Traditional and Alternative Assessment, Dynamics of Tutoring, Classroom Dilemmas.
Proficiency - A three year intensive proficiency program, Vocabulary in Context, Academic Literacy, Seminar writing workshop.
Literature - Introduction to Literature, Children's Literature, Drama and Gender, Literary Texts in Historical Context, Theatre in Education, Anglo- Israeli Literature.
Technology - Educational technology in the EFL classroom, Integrating Technology with Special Needs EFL Learners.
Our department also offers online courses such as Multiculturalism, Personal Narratives, Practical Ideas for JH, American Jewish Literature, Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion, Professional Foundations, Norms and Expectations, Exploring Cultures through Literature.