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

The details
2023/24
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15
06 May 2021

 

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

 

LG666, 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,
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 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

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
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

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   Assignment 1  04/12/2023   
Coursework   Assignment 2  12/01/2024   

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 Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: nmitsi@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas nmitsi@essex.ac.uk Room: 4.344 Telephone: 01206 874836

 

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 20 hours, 20 (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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