The module aims to focus on the practical aspects of English language teaching in order to ensure that participants are equipped with the essential skills and experience to prepare, plan and deliver successful lessons in a teaching context. Students will have the opportunity to consider aspects of current English language teaching theory and develop their awareness of how these theories translate to the classroom to influence teaching practice.
Participants will take part in a topic focused seminar/lecture each week and will then be given a related practical peer teaching task which they will prepare, deliver and discuss with the tutor and fellow students. Through these reflection sessions, students will develop the ability to analyse their own and other student-teacher’s lesson planning and delivery in light of the principles emphasised in ELT theory.
By the conclusion of this module, learners will have acquired:
NOTE: this module does not provide a qualification in teaching English as a foreign language. However, it is excellent preparation for professional TEFL qualifications.
This module will be capped at 21.
Students must have successfully completed:
Typically, 2 contact hours per week over the whole teaching period: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar.
|2||Lesson Planning: Lesson aims and Planning Practice|
|3||Classroom Management: Giving Instructions, Error Correction & Grouping|
|7||Teaching Reading and Listening|
Teaching Speaking and Role-Play games in ELT
Teaching Writing and Integrated Skills
|2||Assessed Teaching Practice|
|3||Assessed Teaching Practice|
|4||Assessed Teaching Practice|
The following is a sample reading list:
Harmer (2007) and Scrivener (2011) in the list above are particularly approachable, if you want to do some preparatory reading.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
This module will provide you with real teaching practice opportunities where you will be required to plan, organise and teach English language exercises. You will also be asked to reflect on (analyse and evaluate) both your own teaching and that of colleagues on the module so that you can develop a stronger understanding of how English language teaching works in practice. This will develop your presentation and communication skills as well as your knowledge of language analysis as seen through the eyes of English language learners.
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About this module
- Module name
Teaching English as a Foreign Language II
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- Term(s) taught