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Module Code: LNG403
Module Title: Methods in English Language Teaching
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• To acquaint students with fundamental concepts and principles of language teaching and learning;

• To inform students of a historical overview of the changes in language teaching methodology in the last century, with a focus on contemporary practices.

• To examine the mainstream teaching methodology in detail and to explore how different methods contribute to the process of language teaching and language learning.

To explore the roles of teachers and learners across methods to help the students make informed decisions in their language teaching practice.
Learning outcomes 
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

• Understand a variety of aspects of TESOL methodology, including various classroom techniques , teacher’s role etc.;

• Critically examine the impact of various approaches to language teaching on language learning;

• Make informed decisions about teaching, based on current TESOL practices;

• Incorporate appropriate teaching techniques into their own teaching practice;

• Support the learning process through teaching;

Design effective tasks and learning activities.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.
Topics will typically include:

• A historical perspective of language teaching methods: the Grammar Translation Method, the Direct Method, the Audiolingual Method, Community Language Teaching, the Silent Way, Suggestopedia, Total Physical Response, and the Natural Approach

• Communicative language learning

• Focus on the learner

• Focus on the learning process

• Task-based language teaching

• A framework for task-based curriculum development

• Post-method
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 4000 Word Portfolio 100.00

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