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Module Code: ENG316
Module Title: An Introduction to Teaching English as A Foreign Language
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2015/16
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is intended for students who are interested in the possibility of pursuing a career in teaching EFL, or indeed of trying it out for a few years, and aims to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language. The module focuses on three interrelated areas:

Who we teach: the language learner and the language learning process;

How we teach: language teaching methodology;

What we teach: the language itself.

This module provides an introduction to any course leading to the professional certificate in teaching English as a foreign language or Master’s degrees in English education, linguistics and applied linguistics.
Learning outcomes 
On completing this module students will be able to:

A. understand and reflect critically upon the various theories of language teaching and learning underlying current practice in teaching English as a foreign language, for example, by drawing on their own experiences as language learners to interrogate these theories;

B. apply these theories in the investigation of classroom-related issues and problems, for example, through the evaluation of a set of teaching materials in the light of recent theories of language, language teaching and language learning;

C. construct a cogent written argument in the form of a written assignment, based upon a range of reference sources and discussing the findings from a piece of individual analysis or research, for example, an empirical case study of a language learner.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).


Tutorials/ workshops

Week 1: Language learning 1: approaches to learning and teaching EFL

Week 2: Designing an EFL lesson

Week 3: Case study of a language learner

Week 4: Teaching new language 1: sounds

Week 5: Teaching new language 2: vocabulary

Week 6: Language learning 2: focus on the learner

Week 7: Teaching new language 3: grammar

Week 8: Developing language skills 1: teaching receptive skills

Week 9: Developing language skills 2: teaching productive skills

Week 10: Language learning 3: theories of language learning

Week 11: Evaluating a TEFL lesson

Week 12: Becoming an EFL teacher
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 100.00

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