This module provides a thorough introduction to the methodology of teaching English as a second or foreign language. You will learn about current principles, approaches and methods and their relationship to theories of language and language learning. You will evaluate different dimensions of the language curriculum including syllabus, materials, learning activities, classroom management, assessment and the roles of teachers and learners. In particular, you will focus on current principles, activity types and techniques for teaching and assessing the four language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening with the aim of enabling you to evaluate, select, adapt and design teaching and learning activities for specific contexts.
*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
Dr Nick Andon
Module assessment - more information
1. Lesson planning task: planning a skills-based (listening/reading/writing/listening) lesson with rationale (3,000 words) - worth 50% of the overall module mark.
2. Report on an aspect of the curriculum (3,000 words) - worth 50% of the overall module mark.