LG329-5-SP-CO:
Language Teaching in Different Contexts

The details
2020/21
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15
26 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LG378

Key module for

BA R116 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R117 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module introduces students to some of the main contexts in which language teachers may find themselves teaching. The module looks at how these different contexts shape pedagogy, practice and course design. The module also explores key aspects of materials design and development and draws attention to the importance of selecting appropriate materials and activities for classes.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
• To introduce students to some of the different contexts of language teaching.
• To explore the different ways in which learning takes places in different contexts.
• To explore the different ways in which teaching contexts impact on pedagogy and practice.
• To consider notions of appropriateness in materials design and development.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

1. Discuss some of the different contexts in which language teaching takes place.
2. Understand how context shapes teaching, classroom activities and materials design.
3. Show understanding of how different technologies can be used in the language classroom.
4. Evaluate the appropriateness of teaching materials.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will run over 10 weeks. There will be 20 contact hours in total, i.e. 1 X 2 hours per week, and these will take the form of lectures and seminars. Students will have the opportunity to have individual tutorials with the module lecturers where they can ask for advice on their assignments. All materials for the module will be uploaded in advance on Moodle.

Bibliography*

(none)

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Christina Gkonou, email: cgkono@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Christina Gkonou & Dr Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez
Dr Christina Gkonou cgkono@essex.ac.uk Room: 4.119, Ext: 2633 Dr Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez aganem@essex.ac.uk Room: 3.308, Ext: 2207

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Ms Irena Kuzborska
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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