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Module Code: LNG404
Module Title: Speaking and Listening
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• To examine the applied phonetics and intonation, as well as provide practical training in the teaching of speaking skills, with a focus on pronunciation problems of Chinese learners of English.

• To develop students' understanding of the theoretical bases for the teaching of pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in the EFL classroom through the investigation and analysis of spoken discourse and the processes.

• To explore the key issues in the teaching of pronunciation, listening and speaking skills, including the kinds of problems encountered by L2 learners and the types of skills and strategies involved in listening and speaking.

• To acquaint students with factors involved in L1 and L2 listening, involving key concepts such as top-down and bottom-up processes, and in particular focusing on listening micro-skills.

• To critically examine current approaches to teaching listening and speaking skills, and introduce some recent developments in syllabus and materials design.

Learning outcomes 
Upon the completion of the module, students should be able to:

A. identify & analyse the particular pronunciation problems of Chinese learners of English

B. apply the Discourse Intonation system for describing speaker choices of intonation

C. evaluate a range of approaches and methods for teaching pronunciation

D. demonstrate understanding of key concepts relating to spoken language, spoken discourse and discourse processing

E. analyse samples of spoken interaction using the concepts and analytical approaches to which they have been introduced

F. reflect critically on current approaches to teaching foreign language listening and speaking skills

G. understand new trends in the teaching of EFL listening and speaking skills and the reasoning behind them

H. adapt existing listening and speaking skills teaching materials in line with their own findings from spoken discourse analysis.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions will consist of a mix of lecture, seminar discussion, small-group work analytical tasks and practical workshop activities. Participants will be expected to do preparatory reading for every session and to answer a set of pre-questions designed to stimulate discussion during the session. A series of unassessed coursework tasks will be set throughout the module, to ensure that participants are able to apply the knowledge they gain during the taught sessions to pedagogically-related tasks such as materials evaluation and selecting appropriate texts for developing listening skills.
Topics will typically include:

A. Pronunciation in the language curriculum

B. Connected speech, stress, and rhythm

C. Prominence and intonation in discourse

D. Pronunciation and listening

E. Listening processing and L2 listening acquisition

F. Approaches and techniques for teaching L2 listening

G. Form-focused listening and bottom-up processing

H. Structural and interactive features of spoken language

I. Task-focused interaction and teaching L2 speaking

J. Approaches and materials for teaching L2 speaking

K. Developing fluency

L. Assessing listening and speaking
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28   14        108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 An Oral Presentation Of An Analysis Of A Chinese Learners English Pronunciation And Intonation And Suggested Solutions 25.00
2 One 3000 4000 Words Essay On A General Topic Requiring A Critical Evaluation Of Listening Andor Speaking Teaching Mater 75.00

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