This course looks at principles and theories which develop from and underpin the practice of language teaching. Its aims are to provide students with an advanced level understanding of how key theories of language (such as communicative competence) and key theories of learning (such as the behaviourist theory of learning) are related to approaches to language teaching; provide students with a critical overview of different approaches and methods in the field of language teaching, and conceptual frameworks for analysing, comparing and evaluating approaches and methods; provide students with a theoretically - informed understanding of the concept of a language education curriculum and how it relates to language teaching in different contexts; enable students to critically evaluate the following dimensions of the curriculum with reference to established perspectives: Syllabus Design, Learning Activities, Materials Design, Classroom Management, Roles of teachers and learners Curriculum development and renewal processes. It will also enable students to use current theoretical frameworks to critically analyse their own professional practice, and identify areas and directions for development.
*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.
Dr Nick Andon
Module assessment - more information
- 3,000 word essay (100%)
- Participation in e-learning forum (0%)