Prepares educators for ESOL teaching. This course is the first part of a two-semester sequence. Students document their work in the school, including planning, teaching, and consultation and aiding with transition issues. Students assume the full range of teaching responsibilities while supervised in the field. Seminars meet weekly throughout the semester. Students document their internship hours. This course also focuses on communicative interactions between and within different culture groups. We explore issues related to effective cross-cultural communication and miscommunication. An examination of how one’s own cultural values and norms affect and guide intercultural interactions will guide class discussions and projects. Concepts such as power distance, hierarchy, uncertainty avoidance, non-verbal communication, and other intercultural communicative features are explored, and ethnocentrism, stereotyping, and other value-based judgments are addressed. (Prerequisites: acceptance in the ESOL Conversion Program, completion of the previous ESOL coursework, and department head approval)