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Teaching English as a Foreign Language II - LAN00057H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

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.

Module learning outcomes

By the conclusion of this module, learners will have acquired:

a systematic understanding of the relationship between teaching approaches, procedures and techniques and the processes of language learning

the ability to deal with complex language forms and meanings and use their creativity to make judgements regarding how these forms and meanings might be taught

a critical awareness of the potential effectiveness of language-teaching interventions in given learning contexts

the ability to demonstrate originality and autonomy in the planning and execution of English Language lessons

a comprehensive understanding of action research as it may be applied to English Language Teaching

the opportunity to continue to advance their knowledge and ability in ELT

NOTE: this module does not provide a qualification in teaching English as a foreign language. However, it is excellent preparation for professional TEFL qualifications.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Practical
Feedback session on own lesson
N/A 30
Practical
Feedback session peers' lesson
N/A 20
Practical
Teach a 20-minute lesson
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Practical
Feedback session on own lesson
N/A 40
Practical
Teach a 20-minute lesson
N/A 60

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Feedback will be provided within two weeks of submission.

Summative feedback

Feedback to be provided within four weeks. Overall module mark on University scale available by the end of the Summer Term.

Indicative reading

The following is a sample reading list:

Harmer, J. (2007). The practice of English language teaching. Harlow: Pearson.

Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach English. Harlow: Pearson.

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A. and Williams M. (2011). The TKT Course. Cambridge: CUP.

Scrivener, J. (2011). Learning Teaching. Harlow: Pearson.

Thornbury, S. (2007). The CELTA course. Cambridge: CUP.

Suggestions for reading before the module starts

Harmer (2007) and Scrivener (2011) in the list above are particularly approachable, if you want to do some preparatory reading.



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