Teaching Practice

The details
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2025
Friday 21 March 2025
09 September 2022


Requisites for this module



Key module for


Module description

This module will introduce students to actual classroom practice through teaching real students. Lesson preparation will be discussed with students prior to their actual teaching, by providing feedback on their lesson plans and materials. After each teaching practice, feedback on what went well and what could be improved will also be provided to students. The module includes observed teaching and peer observation tasks.

Module aims

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

Module learning outcomes

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

Module information


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.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Assignment (Portfolio)     

Additional coursework information


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

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Nasser Jabbari, email: n.jabbari@essex.ac.uk.
Nasser Jabbari
4.342; n.jabbari@essex.ac.uk Fernando Bustos Lopez - f.bustoslopez@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Dr Troy McConachy
University of Warwick
Associate Professor
Available via Moodle
Of 38 hours, 38 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Language and Linguistics

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