English Language Teaching 1 - LING5390

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Rina Kreitman checkmark-circle


This module is useful for anyone who may be considering teaching languages to second language/foreign language learners in the future, with particular emphasis on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), although it provides a rich variety of transferable skills for any participant. It raises awareness of the English language, introduces lesson planning, classroom organisation, language teaching and feedback. There will be an opportunity to observe ESOL teaching and plan and prepare a lesson. Guidance will be given on writing a lesson plan, using resources and creating materials for foreign language learners The emphasis is on building strategies and techniques for foreign language teaching and understanding what makes good practice.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20
Private Study Hours: 130
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

• Online Language Analysis Test (45 minute limit) – 20%
• Lesson Plan & Commentary (2,000 words) – 80%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an understanding of advanced theoretical and practical principles, in the content, methodology, materials, organisation and practice of foreign language
classroom teaching;
2 Demonstrate refined linguistic awareness;
3 Assess student foreign language competence and needs in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking;
4 Demonstrate systematic knowledge of the academic, theoretical and pedagogical issues involved in devising a syllabus, plan lessons and select materials and teaching
strategies appropriate to the needs and interests of the foreign language learners they teach;
5 Demonstrate a cogent appreciation, through critical classroom observation of experienced ESOL teachers and personal reflection, of the content, methods, strategies
and organisation of classroom work.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Communicate the results of their study and pedagogical practice with others, both orally and in writing, in a variety of contexts;
2 Demonstrate confident and efficient problem-solving skills;
3 Select, present and analyse material in a logical and structured manner;
4 Demonstrate time-management skills;
5 Demonstrate various IT and library skills and continue to engage in developing an independent learning style.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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