Module Catalogues

Classroom Observation and Teaching Techniques

Module Title Classroom Observation and Teaching Techniques
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits .00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

To provide the chance to learn from the diverse teaching experience of yourself, of the other members of the group, and of experienced EFL teachers;
To raise awareness of what is currently thought to be good practice;
To investigate how and why classroom approaches interact with learning factors
To develop and apply a critical grasp of the teaching techniques and methodologies

Learning outcomes

A Apply appropriate methodologies, materials and resources for teaching the skills and knowledge that students need
B Develop a reflective approach to teaching practice
C Manage real-life classroom situations
D Develop their own teaching by peer teaching, microteaching and observation of video recording

Method of teaching and learning

This module allows the participants to observe language classes and gain hands-on classroom experience while using the skills and methods addressed in this and other MA TESOL modules.
The activities consist of topics introduced in 6 lectures and tutorials and followed up on in 6 classroom observations. Each observation will be preceded by a pre-observation meeting with the observed teacher and followed by a post-observation meeting with the observed teacher (1 hr each). Observation diagram and a reflective journal will be produced to document the activities. The participants will also teach a total of 10 mock lessons and real lessons in language classes in SIP (6 + 4). In addition, they will observe and peer-review each other’s teaching under the supervision of the module leader.