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.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Total Contact Hours: 20
Method of assessment
Language Analysis Test (45 minutes) – 20%
Lesson Plan & Commentary (2,000 words) – 80%
Indicative Reading List
Harmer, J. (2007). How to Teach English. Essex: Pearson Longman.
Lindsay, C. and Knight, P. (2006). Learning and Teaching English. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Scrivener, J. (2011).Learning Teaching. Oxford: Macmillan.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of advanced theoretical and practical principles, in the content, methodology, materials, organisation and practice of foreign language classroom teaching;
Demonstrate refined linguistic awareness;
Assess student foreign language competence and needs in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking;
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;
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.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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