English Language Teaching 1 - LL539

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn
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6 15 (7.5) DR A Lengeris

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

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.

Details

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Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20

Method of assessment

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

Indicative reading

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)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of advanced theoretical and practical principles, in the content, methodology, materials, organisation and practice of foreign language classroom teaching;
8.2 Demonstrate refined linguistic awareness;
8.3 Assess student foreign language competence and needs in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking;
8.4 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;
8.5 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.

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