Classroom Processes in TESOL: introduction to teaching and learning EDUC5824
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course aims to introduce students to the key principles of teaching and learning English as a foreign or second language, focussing specifically on teacher and learner roles. It is designed to meet the needs of those who have very limited or no teaching experience.
Daytime sessions- 2 hours per week, 10 weeks + practical microteaching workshops 4 weeks- 2 hours per week
Developing Professional Practice in TESOL should not be taken before this course
Summative assessment: a portfolio collection of work totalling 4,000 words consisting of two parts:
1. Assignment 1: Reflexive journal: 1,500 words (40%)
1,500 words (40%)
A reflective task: 3 extracts from a reflexive learning journal-completed during the course and submitted at the end, reflecting on learning process and course content.
2. Assignment 2: Written assignment 2,500 words (60%)
A planning task comprising lesson plans, materials and tasks, with accompanying rationale, for a language skills and a language systems lesson.
This course aims to introduce participants to the practices of teaching English as a foreign or second language. As a course aimed at those with little or no practical experience it focuses specifically on practical applications of language learning theories to the classroom.
Specific aims of the course are:
■ to provide a foundation in the principles of teaching and learning English as a foreign or second language
■ to provide frameworks for reflecting on teacher and learner roles in the classroom
■ to introduce principles underlying teaching of language skills and language systems and applications to lesson design
■ to introduce key concepts on the principles of lesson sequencing and planning
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate an understanding of theories of teaching and learning in relation to differing lesson aims
■ critically reflect on the processes involved in language learning, linking theory and practice, for a variety of lesson types
■ identify a range of teacher and learner roles, and classroom management issues in lessons
■ apply key concepts in lesson planning when designing language skills and language systems lessons
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.