LG665-4-AU-CO:
Introduction to TEFL Methodology

The details
2020/21
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
15
27 May 2020

 

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

 

LG667

Key module for

BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
CTFLX162 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Module description

This module provides an introduction to the teaching methodology associated with teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language. It aims to provide students with an overview of the key principles related to the areas outlined in the syllabus, and therefore provide a basis from which students may move onto the Initial Teaching Practice module, LG666. By the end of the module, students will have been introduced to the key methodology associated with TEFL and they will have developed their knowledge of productive and receptive skills in language teaching. Additionally, various techniques for organizing and managing the class will be explored, and the students will be introduced to lesson planning for the EFL context. Lastly, and importantly, this module will provide an overview of TEFL which is sufficient to prepare students for a more successful hands-on teaching practice module.

Module aims


1. Introduce students to current TEFL methodology and the theory behind it
2. Make students aware of some of the factors influencing second language teaching
3. Introduce students to the elements of an effective lesson plan, enabling them to articulate the significance of each element
4. Increase students’ awareness of current TEFL terminology
5. Introduce students to teaching strategies for the teaching of grammar, vocabulary, and the four language skills.



Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will be expected to be able to:

1. Introduce students to current TEFL methodology and the theory behind it
2. Make students aware of some of the factors influencing second language teaching
3. Introduce students to the elements of an effective lesson plan, enabling them to articulate the significance of each element
4. Increase students’ awareness of current TEFL terminology
5. Introduce students to teaching strategies for the teaching of grammar, vocabulary, and the four language skills.

Module information

1. Introduce students to current TEFL methodology and the theory behind it
2. Make students aware of some of the factors influencing second language teaching
3. Introduce students to the elements of an effective lesson plan, enabling them to articulate the significance of each element
4. Increase students' awareness of current TEFL terminology
5. Introduce students to teaching strategies for the teaching of grammar, vocabulary, and the four language skills.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will run over 10 weeks in the Spring term and will involve 3 contact hours each week. A weekly two-hour lecture/seminar will be followed by a one-hour follow-up class, which will provide opportunities for further discussion of issues raised, and for group-work/practical activities

Bibliography*

  • Gower, Roger; Phillips, Diane; Walters, Steve. (2005) Teaching practice handbook, Oxford: Macmillan Education. vol. Macmillan books for teachers
  • Scrivener, Jim. (2011) Learning teaching: the essential guide to English language teaching, [Oxford]: Macmillan Education. vol. Macmillan books for teachers
  • Harmer, Jeremy. (2007) How to teach English, Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Jeremy Harmer. (©2015) The practice of English language teaching, Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

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 Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1     
Coursework   Assignment 2     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: nmitsi@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas nmitsi@essex.ac.uk Room: 4.344 Telephone: 01206 874836

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Christopher Lucas
University of London
Senior Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics
Ms Irena Kuzborska
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (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

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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