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

The details
2023/24
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15
31 October 2023

 

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

 

LG378

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,
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

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   Moodle Quiz    20% 
Coursework   Assignment  04/01/2024  80% 

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
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Stamatia Savvani, email: stamatia.savvani@essex.ac.uk.
Stamatia Savvani
Dr Stamatia Savvani stamatia.savvani@essex.ac.uk, Room 4.206, Number 4267

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Mr Conrad Hechter Heyns
Goldsmiths, University of London
Director - Centre for Academic Language and Literacies
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 22 hours, 22 (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), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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