Teaching English as a Foreign Language 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
This module provides an introduction to the teaching of EFL through practice and theory and by examining a range of contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place.
Topics will include the following:
1. The nature of EFL teaching contexts.
2. Methodologies employed in the EFL classroom.
3. The role of the teacher of EFL.
4. Strategies used teaching vocabulary, grammar, writing, speaking, reading & listening.
5. Factors affecting lesson planning and materials choice/design.
6. Reflective practice – evaluating teaching and lesson aims.
-threshold -D:The answer must involve the critical analysis of existing research into TEFL and/or research from a Foreign language Learning perspective. The answer must show evidence of some background study of primary sources going beyond material discussed in lectures. The answer must be relevant to the research topic chosen.
-good -B: Critical reflection and a review of literature must be presented, organized, and analysed with care and an appreciation must be shown of some of the problems involved with preparing a review of literature. The answer must show a better-than-average standard of knowledge and understanding.The answer must show evidence of background of primary sources. Assertions must be supported by reference to a theory and/or empirical research.The answer must show evidence of analytical thinking. The answer must have a coherent structure that is adhered to in the most part; relationships between successive parts must be generally easy to follow.
-excellent -A: Critical reflection and a review of literature must be evaluated in a logical manner. The answer must have an originality of exposition and understanding; the author’s own thinking should be readily apparent. The answer must show clear evidence of extensive reading of primary sources. The answer must show clear evidence of understanding TEFL methodology. The answer must show a clear line structure in which each successive stage is explicitly linked and the reader is explicitly told why these parts are relevant to the study.
- Students will be able to apply the principle of the reflective model to teaching practice.
- Students will be able to identify and evaluate different methodologies and approaches adopted in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of different teaching strategies in teaching key language skills in EFL.
- Students will understand and be able to apply a teaching methodology to a classroom situation.
- Students will understand and be able to evaluate the teacher role in TEFL.
- Students will understand and be able to present key facts, theoretical issues and approaches underpinning the teaching of EFL.
- Students will understand and be able to reflect on key factors underlying TEFL.
- Students will understand how the principles of a methodology apply to lesson planning.
Essay (1500 words)
Report of Teaching Practice (2500 words)