ULTD20022 - TESOL Part 2
An introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
- Credits: 10 credits
- Level: 2
- Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) for those who do not have English as a first language. Students are normally expected to have successfully completed TESOL Part 1 before undertaking Part 2. Exceptions may be made where students can show evidence of having worked, and developed, as a language teacher in their year abroad. Applicants in the latter category need to submit a written statement to explain what they have gained during their teaching experience (email it to email@example.com)
- Co-requisite: None.
- Taught during: Semester two.
- Timetable: Timetable for the course.
This course unit builds on the background knowledge gained in TESOL 1 to provide further basic preparation in classroom language teaching. It constitutes part 2 of the two courses for 2nd year SLLC students going abroad in their third year, or the second of four courses in TESOL available for students wanting a more thorough grounding in the subject. It is suitable for anyone considering temporary work or a career in teaching English as a foreign language or voluntary EFL teaching work overseas.
Main areas covered:
- Language awareness
- Approaches to grammar
- Introduction to phonology
- Classroom management
- Learner differences
- Classroom observation
- Giving instructions
- Introduction to teaching techniques.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- have an initial understanding of different language teaching methodologies;
- understand how we learn and teach the four language skills;
- have a better understanding of teaching Young Learners;
- plan and teach a short lesson;
- select and exploit materials in the classroom;
- teach the different language skills at an initial level.
On successful completion of the course unit, students will have developed further their ability to:
- assess their own learning needs and identify the resources necessary to meet these;
- contribute to a collaborative learning environment;
- give feedback on the performance of others;
- write effective essays according to standard academic conventions;
- operate within constraints of time and resources.
Teaching and learning methods
One-hour weekly lecture (11 lectures over the semester); two-hour fortnightly workshop. Maximum workshop group size: 15. Language of teaching: English.
One 1,500-word essay on evaluation of classroom materials (50%); one session of peer teaching (40%); reflections on workshops (10%).
Deadlines for assessed coursework
Nature of feedback
Written comments on the peer teaching.
Mark Epstein et al
- Jeremy Harmer, The Practice of English Language Teaching, 4th edn. (Harlow: Longman, 2007). ISBN: 978-1405853118
- Recommended texts: Penny Ur, A Course in Language Teaching (Cambridge: CUP 2012), ISBN: ISBN: 978-1107684676. Students are also encouraged to use the Language Centre for material in English language teaching.
- ULTD30031, TESOL Part 3, English Language Analysis for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.