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 to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), although it provides a rich variety of transferable skills for any participant. It builds on An Introduction to English Language Teaching 1 by increasing the range of skills and considering how to go about teaching specific groups of foreign language learners and assessing their needs. Guidance will be given on writing a syllabus, using resources and creating materials for learners. There will be an opportunity to observe ESOL teaching and to deliver an English lesson.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Total Contact Hours: 20
Method of assessment
Lesson Plan Adaptation and Peer-Teaching Practice (15 minutes) – 60%
Post-lesson Written Evaluation (1,000 words) – 40%
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)
Students who successfully complete this module will:
Demonstrate knowledge of advanced theoretical and practical principles, in the content, methodology, materials, organisation and practice of foreign language classroom teaching;
Demonstrate development, improvement and refinement of their linguistic awareness;
Demonstrate an ability to assess student foreign language needs in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking;
Demonstrate a systematic, detailed and extensive knowledge of the academic, theoretical and pedagogical issues involved in devising a syllabus, planning lessons and selecting materials and teaching strategies appropriate to the needs and interests of the foreign language students 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;
Demonstrate practical skills by teaching groups of peers under the supervision of experienced teachers.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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