English Language Teaching Methodology IIModule Details
Course Title: English Language Teaching Methodology II
Course Code: UU-TEA-2312-ZM
Background and Rationale
This module is useful for anyone who may be considering teaching languages to second-language learners, 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 second 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.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able:
to demonstrate knowledge of advanced theoretical and practical principles, in the content, methodology, materials, organisation and practice of second language classroom teaching;
to demonstrate development, improvement and refinement of their linguistic awareness;
to demonstrate an ability to assess students’ second language needs in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking;
to 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 second language students they teach;
to 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;
to demonstrate practical skills by teaching groups of peers under the supervision of experienced teachers.
Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2
Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)