Teaching English as a Foreign Language 2023-24
School of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
In this module you will learn the foundations of teaching of English as a Foreign Language through practical application of language and teaching theory. You will have the opportunity to examine a range of contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place: cultural, geographic, technological, linguistic and social. Upon completion of the module you will have learned to apply a range of methods and approaches to teaching English as a foreign language, to reflect on principles of effective practice and apply them to teaching, and to critically evaluate your role in the teaching situation. Your progress will be assessed through practical work and reporting on your experiences.
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 EFL teacher.
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 -C (50%): 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.
- Assess and interpret methodological principles to be applied to classroom situations.
- Assess and interpret methodological principles to be applied to lesson planning.
- Critically evaluate the role of the teacher in ELT / TEFL contexts
- Evaluate and combine methodologies and approaches adopted in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Reflection on an observed lesson Students must observe a language lesson (ideally in ELCOS) This is arranged with the cooperation of ELCOS teachers and the support of module convenor The reflection must demonstrate knowledge of ELT methodologies covered in the first half of the module and knowledge of teaching reflection models
Teaching Practice with Written Evaluative Reflection 30% total marks Teaching 30 minute lesson – 15% [alt: 20%] Lesson plan for 30 minute lesson – 15% [alt: 10%] Lesson plan must be submitted before teaching practice lesson (week 7 or 8) Practical assessment takes place in week 9 or 10 in ELCOS. Final week of module for feedback on practical to guide reflection write up
Report: rationale of lesson plan and reflection on teaching practice lesson. To be completed after the last lecture of the module