LG667-5-SP-CO:
Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching

The details
2019/20
Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
28 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
LG665 and LG666
(none)
(none)

 

LG328

Key module for

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

Building upon the very practical initial teaching methodology input and teaching practice undertaken in the AU term, this module will explore key methodological areas in ELT in more academic and theoretical depth. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in applying the theory to practice as they plan for and teach lessons over the module. The planning element requires a fully annotated lesson plan in which students not only evidence their competence in writing lesson plans but also explain the rationale behind their choices using academic support and references. To support students in gaining this more detailed and academic knowledge, there will be a two-hour workshop providing input and discussions per week.

Module aims

1. To enhance knowledge of the theory and research underpinning current TEFL methodology;
2. To further develop students’ ability to write effective and appropriate lesson plans with a focus on choices made being well-supported by ELT theory and literature;
3. To encourage students to design their own materials that will complement the use of the coursebook.

Module learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the interface between theory and practice in ELT;
2. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to plan for and deliver effective EFL lessons with an increased level of independence;
3. Identify effective teaching strategies for the teaching of grammar, vocabulary and skills

Module information

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the module; Second Language Learning Theories
2. How to apply the theory to practice; what shapes classroom decisions?
3. The Theory and Practice of Using Authentic Materials 1
4. The Theory and Practice of Using Authentic Materials 2


5. The Theory and Practice of Receptive Skills Development
6. The Theory and Practice of Productive Skills Development
7. The Theory and Practice of Grammar and Vocabulary Teaching
8. The Theory and Practice of Assessment
9. The Theory and Practice of Feedback and Error Correction
10. The Theory and Practice of Testing
11. The Theory and Practice of the Reflective Practitioner

Learning and teaching methods

The module will run over 10 weeks in the Spring term and will involve 2 contact hours each week. Each 2 hour workshop session will consist of an element of microteaching, discussion and feedback on that and input on an aspect of ELT. Over the course, each student will have 1 opportunity to plan for and teach a lesson to their peers and receive feedback on that. When not teaching, students will observe one another. Written feedback will be provided.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Lesson Planning for 1 Teaching Event 50%
Coursework Microteaching Delivery 30%
Coursework Reflective Log 20%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
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
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 32 (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
Linguistics

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