Languages in the Classroom - SCL502

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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6 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci

Pre-requisites

The maximum number of students permitted to take the module is 12.

Marks for key subjects in their corresponding programme of study must be within the First Class classification boundary.

Restrictions

The maximum number of students permitted to take the module is 12.

Marks for key subjects in their corresponding programme of study must be within the First Class classification boundary.

2019-20

Overview

This module is aimed at those students who would like to follow a career as Primary or Secondary School teachers, but is also suitable to those who would like to consider a career in HE language teaching by providing them with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of Languages in the primary and secondary school context as well as in HE.

Details

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Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
• Essay 1 (2,000 words) – 40%
• Essay 2 (2,000 words) – 40%
• Seminar Delivery (30 minutes) – 20%

Indicative reading

Reading list (Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually)

Barton, A. (2006). Getting the Buggers into Languages. London; New York: Continuum International Pub. Group
Department for Education and Skills, (2003) Key Stage 3 National Strategy. Framework for Teaching Modern Foreign Languages: Years 7, 8 and 9. London: HMSO
Dudeney, G. (2007). The Internet and the Language Classroom [A Practical Guide for Teachers]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Lightbown, Patsy M. (2006). How Languages Are Learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Pachler, N. and Redondo, A. (Eds.), (2006). Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School - A Practical Guide. London: Routledge
Willis, D. (2007). Doing Task-based Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Present subject related ideas and concepts concisely and coherently within a classroom setting;
Devise, develop and evaluate a specific idea or project;
Understand the importance of professional responsibility and of following professional guidelines;
Understand the National Curriculum and the role of Languages within the Curriculum;
Display knowledge of the organisation within schools and the management of people within them.

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