Course outline_ENG702_Language Teaching Practice
Title: Language Teaching Practice
Course code: ENG702
No. of credits: 3 credits
1. COURSE OVERVIEW
This course is designed to provide language teachers a critical understanding of the current principles, issues, and activities underlying the teaching of English as a foreign language, enable them to apply their learning in a real teaching context, improve their teaching skills, and develop their ability to manage classes and classroom activities
2. COURSE OBJECTIVES
- Discuss important issues related to the different principles, teaching approaches/ methods, learning and teaching of language areas and language skills in different teaching contexts
- Discuss the relationships of language, and society in language teaching and learning
- Incorporate key methodological principles associated with the various teaching approaches into selecting materials, resources, learning activities and into planning language lessons
- Develop teaching skills through conducting a language lesson relevant for their teaching context
- Self-evaluate their implematation of the theories about language teaching and learnning in paticular teaching contexts and dicuss those of others
- Practice self-study
3. TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS
- The learners
- The teacher
- Classroom activities
- Teaching Language Skills
- Technology in language learning and teaching
- Planning lessons
- Motivational strategies
- Teaching strategies & Techniques
- Classroom management
- New trends in Language teaching and Learning
4.1. Required textbooks
- Brown, D. (2007). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy (3th Ed.). New York: Pearson Education.
- Dornyei, Z. (2001). Motivational strategies in language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Fetherston, T. (2006). Becoming an effective teacher. Melbourne: Cengage Learning.
- Gower, R., & Walters, S. (1983). Teaching practice handbook. Oxford: Heinemann.
- Grundtvig Learning Partnership (2011). Guidelines for Quality in Teaching. Quality in Language Teaching for Adults.
- Hall, G. (2011). Exploring English Language Teaching: Language in action. New York: Routledge.
- Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach English. England: Pearson Education.
- Harmer, J. (2007). The Practice of English language teaching. England: Pearson Education.
- Hedge, P. (2000). Teaching and learning in the language classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hughes, G.S. (2001). A Handbook of classroom English. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Scrivener, J. (2012). Classroom management Techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Scrivener, J. (2011). Learning teaching: The essential guide to English Language Teaching. Oxford: Macmillan Education.
- Ur, P. (1996). A Course in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
4.2. Reference materials
5.1 Midterm (40%)
- Class activities (10%)
- Theory summary (10%)
- Lesson plan (for a 15- minute micro-teaching lesson) (20%)
5.2 Final (60%)
- Micro-teaching (30%)
- Teaching evaluation (30%)
6. STUDENT WORKLOAD
- Directed study: 60 periods
- Independent Study: 120 periods