Teaching Practice II

The details
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
19 May 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA QX1312 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Module description

This module is a continuation of LG521 Teaching Practice I and will introduce students to actual classroom practice through teaching real students. Individual tutorials, where lesson plans and materials will be discussed, will be offered to students prior to their actual teaching.

Module aims

By the end of the module students should be able:
• To offer you experience with classroom-based practice through a range of hands-on activities (e.g. observed teaching, peer observation tasks).
• To introduce you to designing and evaluating your own materials for classroom use.
• To introduce you to teacher decision-making and reflective processes and practice.
• To familiarise you with the importance of understanding and catering for different needs in classrooms.
• To observe good practice and evaluate your peers’ practice.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:
• Plan and deliver your own lessons with confidence.
• Produce your own materials for classroom use.
• Be reflective and critical of your own and your peers’ practice.
• Understand teachers’ and learners’ needs.

Module information

All materials for the module will be uploaded in advance on Moodle.

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. Students will be required to teach English language classes every other week (or every three weeks). This will depend on the number of students registered for the module. Students will need to collaborate and share lessons with their peers. Students will also have the opportunity to have individual tutorials with the module lecturers where they can ask for advice on their lesson plans and teaching materials. All materials for the module will be uploaded in advance on Moodle.


  • Horwitz, Elaine Kolker. (2013) Becoming a language teacher: a practical guide to second language learning and teaching, Boston: Pearson Education.
  • (2017) The handbook of technology and second language teaching and learning, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Larsen-Freeman, Diane; Anderson, Marti. (2011) Techniques and principles in language teaching, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jim Scrivener. (2011) Learning teaching: a guidebook for English language teachers, Oxford: Macmillan Education.
  • Gower, Roger; Phillips, Diane; Walters, Steve. (2005) Teaching practice handbook, Oxford: Macmillan Education.
  • Scrivener, Jim; Thornbury, Scott. (2012) Classroom management techniques, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Portfolio  06/04/2021  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Christina Gkonou, email: cgkono@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Christina Gkonou, Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas & Dr Tracey Costley
Dr Christina Gkonou, Office 4.119, extension 2633, email: cgkono@essex.ac.k



External examiner

Dr Petra Schoofs
University of Birmingham
Available via Moodle
Of 1034 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
1034 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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