Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Level 3)

Module titleTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Level 3)
Module codeELC3800
Academic year2020/1
Credits30
Module staff

Jeanette Lewin (Convenor)

Nicola James Davies (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

12

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

16

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

TESOL refers to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a term that has replaced TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).  In this module you will gain practical experience of many aspects of English language teaching.  You will gain a good understanding of second language acquisition theories and critically examine methodology used in communicative language teaching in both face to face and online contexts.  You will learn how to further develop your classroom presence and classroom management skills through the observation of teaching professionals, practical input sessions and supervised teaching practice with international students. At the same time you will examine the grammar, vocabulary and phonology of the English language system.  

You are expected to have studied TESOL at level 2 or have worked as a language assistant on your year abroad,

The module does not lead to a teaching qualification. 

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module aims to develop your intercultural competence, language awareness and critical awareness of your own learning and teaching, as well as equip you with the skills to be an effective teacher in both face to face and online contexts.  A variety of assessment types are used in order to help you develop transferable skills and enhance your employability.  The course is particularly beneficial if you are planning to go on to do a PGCE or continue to pursue a career in TESOL.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate good analytical skills in the fields of English grammar, phonology, lexis and discourse and show competence in the use of specialised ELT terminology in describing language, both in oral and written contexts
  • 2. Show a critical understanding of pedagogical concepts in language learning and teaching in both face to face and online contexts
  • 3. Design, select and use TESOL resources and authentic materials appropriate to a variety of teaching contexts and produce coherent lesson plans

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Critically evaluate the significance of information and show a good level of analytical skills
  • 5. Demonstrate practical abilities, e.g. in explaining and exemplifying
  • 6. Show proficiency in your own oral and written abilities and apply appropriate knowledge in describing a range of language and language learning approaches

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Act autonomously with minimal supervision within agreed guidelines
  • 8. Interact effectively within a team and assume responsibility for your individual and joint contributions
  • 9. Reflect on your teaching and learning and provide feedback on elements of your study
  • 10. Operate effectively in complex and unpredictable contexts and in a manner appropriate to the discipline

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Reflection and revision of aspects of teaching

Researching online pedagogy

Preparation and support for online lesson observations and observation journal

Planning and delivering an interactive online lesson

Ways of incorporating lexis, grammar and phonology into lessons

Review of aspects of language

Planning, creating and delivering a current issues syllabus to a class of international students

Critical issues in TESOL and examining pedagogical principles

Connecting theory and practice

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
782220

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities68Seminars and practical classes, asynchronous input and collaborative activities
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities10Supervised teaching practice sessions, preparation group tutorials and feedback tutorials
Guided independent study30Designing materials for teaching practice, writing up lesson plans, self assessment and reflection on teaching practice
Guided independent study182Reading and research (includes observation of a class), preparation and writing up assignments

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Preparing and supporting an online lesson60 minutes1-3, 5, 7-10Oral
Formative teaching practice30 minutes1-3, 5, 7-10Oral
Formative language awareness test75 minutes1, 5, 6Oral and written
Assignment tutorial30 minutes1, 2, 4, 7, 9Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
60040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Observation Journal201000 word reflective essay1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9Written
Teaching practice402 x 30 minutes1-3, 5, 7-10Oral and written
Assignment: pedagogical principles403000 words1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Observation JournalResubmission1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9To be arranged before the end of May 2021
Teaching practiceTeaching the assessors1-3, 5, 7-10To be arranged before the end of May 2021
_pedagogical principlesResubmission1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9To be arranged before the end of May 2021

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Harmer, J. 2015. The Practice of English Language Teaching (5th Ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.

Ko, S and Rossen, S. (2017). Teaching online.  A practical guide. (4th Ed).  New York: Routledge

Clandfield, L. and Hadfield, J. (2017). Interaction online.  Creative activities for blended learning.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

The module has an active ELE page with all course documentation and PPTs from the input sessions, as well as useful resources such as a phonemic keyboard.  Videos of teaching practice sessions are uploaded to enable students to self-assess.

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish

https://www.etprofessional.com/home

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

TESOL, TEFL, teaching abroad, online teaching

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

ELC 2800 or equivalent (to include some teaching practice)

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

6

Available as distance learning?

Yes

Origin date

20/8/2012

Last revision date

29/06/2020