ULTD30032 TESOL Part 4
Theories of language learning and teaching for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
- Credits: 10
- Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) for those who do not have English as a first language. Students must have successfully completed TESOL Parts 1, 2 and 3. Exceptions may be made where students can show evidence of having worked, and developed, as a language teacher in their year abroad. Please note that priority will be given to 2nd year Applied English Language Studies students.
- Taught during: Semester 2
- Timetable: Timetable for the course
TESOL 4 builds on the work you did in TESOL 1 and 2 on learners and methodology, and introduces you to the most important theories related to TESOL. It is suitable for anyone considering temporary work or a career in teaching English as a Second Language.
You will study:
- Language acquisition;
- The psychology of language learning;
- Learning styles;
- Learner motivation;
- TESOL methodology;
- Classroom management;
- Cultural awareness.
You will also have the opportunity to do a case study of a language learner and provide recommendations for further study.
On successful completion of this course unit, students should have a greater understanding of the following:
- Theories of second language acquisition;
- Psychology of language learning;
- Motivation in language learning;
- ELT approaches and methodology;
- Classroom management;
- Learner differences;
- Intercultural awareness.
On successful completion of the course unit, students will have developed their ability to:
- assess their own learning needs and identify the resources necessary to meet them;
- contribute to a collaborative learning environment;
- write effective essays following standard academic conventions;
- prepare and make a presentation based on a language learner;
- operate within constraints of time and resources.
Teaching and learning methods
2 hour weekly seminar. Individual tutorials to be arranged.
- One 1,500 word essay(50%) to be submitted in week 12.
- Case study and presentation of a language learner (40%) to be done in week 10.
- Contribution to collaborative working environment in seminars (10%)
Deadlines for assessed coursework
To be established.
Language of teaching
English Exceptions to word processed assignments: None
Nature of feedback
Oral feedback given during class discussions regarding relevance and coherence of student responses and level of participation; formative feedback given on non-assessed tasks; global feedback given on all assessed work; feedback given on individual progress in tutorials.
- Brown, H.D. (2006) Principles of language learning and teaching, Pearson Education.
- Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (2000) How Languages are Learned, OUP.