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Teaching And Learning The Language System (Module)

Module description


This module introduces students to the fundamental principles of teaching English (or another language) as a foreign or second language. You will examine issues of methodology, course and materials design, and evaluation and testing, with a particular focus on the language system (grammar, lexis, pronunciation and discourse). By the end of the course, you should have a good understanding of the key methodological issues and concepts in language teaching. You will be able to analyze language for teaching purposes and evaluate and design teaching activities and lessons.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Danny Norrington-Davies

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

(1) One 2,500 word materials evaluation report (67%)
(2) One group oral presentation of a set of language learning materials (33%).

Key information

Module code 5SSEL018

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes