Module Identifier EL31920  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Contact Hours   2x2 hour sessions per week  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Teaching practice   30%  
  Continuous assessment   Detailed lesson plan   15%  
  Continuous assessment   Analysis and explanation of a specified grammatical point   25%  
  Continuous assessment   Extended writing on an English language related topic to be chosen by students in consultation with their tutors   30%  

Brief description

This module has both a theoretical and a practical basis. It is intended to develop an understanding of issues related to language learning and language acquisition. It is also intended to give practical experience in teaching English as a foreign language. In these ways it provides training in teaching English as a foreign language and gives access to a recognized teaching qualification.

The format of this module is as follows: 2x2 hour sessions per week. The sessions are not formal lectures but include discussion and practical involvement in teaching strategies. There will also be observation of experienced teachers; some of the observations may take place during the two hour sessions. The module involves practical teaching with classes of foreign students. These classes are outside module hours.

Students who complete the module successfully may apply to sit the examination for the Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. An examination fee is payable for this.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Reading Lists

Harmer, J.. (1998) The Practice of English Language Teaching. Longman
Krashen, S. D.. (1987) Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. Prentice-Hall
Littlewood, W.. (1988) Foreign and Second Language Learning. CUP
Matthews, A. et al (eds). (1991) At the Chalk Face. Nelson
Richards, J. C. & Rodgers, T. S.. (1992) Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. CUP
Scrivener, J.. (1994) Learning Teaching. Heinemann
Ur, P.. (1996) A Course in Language Teaching. CUP
Wright, T.. (1991) Roles of Teachers and Learners. OUP