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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5935M Materials Development for TESOL

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Diana Mazgutova
Email: D.Mazgutova@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will help you evaluate, select and adept TESOL textbooks to suit your learners and context and help you design your own materials for teaching new language, and reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. We will discuss a range of issues to do with materials design, such as the role of authentic materials. This is a practically-oriented module with an emphasis on creativity.

Objectives

On completion of this module students should:

- understand the centrality of task design to TESOL pedagogy
- be aware of the linguistic, educational and socio-cultural values implicit in TESOL tasks and materials
- understand the design principles underlying contemporary TESOL textbooks
- understand issues in textbook evaluation and selection
- understand the possible structures of TESOL tasks
- understand principles and procedures for creating tasks and materials for TESOL
- be able to design tasks and materials for TESOL

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should have:

- an understanding of the centrality of task design to TESOL pedagogy
- an awareness of the linguistic, educational and socio-cultural values implicit in TESOL tasks and materials
- an understanding of the design principles underlying contemporary TEXOL textbooks
- an understanding of issues in textbook evaluation and selection
- an understanding of the possible structures of TESOL tasks
- an understanding of principles and procedures for creating tasks and materials for TESOL

Skills outcomes
Evaluating, analysing and designing pedagogic tasks and materials.


Syllabus

Indicative content:

Session 1: A Framework for Materials Development for TESOL
This first session sets out the area for study by defining and inter-relating key concepts in language teaching materials design, and establishes task design as the central concern.

Sessions 2 & 3: Textbooks in TESOL I & II
These two sessions look at the design, and evaluation of contemporary English Language teaching textbooks.

Session 4, 5 & 6: Designing Language Teaching Tasks I, II & III
These three sessions consider principles and practices in the design of tasks to teach grammar and vocabulary, and to practice and develop receptive and productive skills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture62.0012.00
Private study hours138.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- 4 hours preparation per seminar = 24 hours
- 2 hours follow up per seminar = 12 hours
- 102 hours personal research and assignment preparation and writing.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Preparation and follow-up tasks for each seminar
- Tasks carried out during each seminar.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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