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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5933M Language Teaching Methodology

30 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Simon Green
Email: S.J.M.Green@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

EDUC5301M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module provides a practically oriented overview of methodological issues in the teaching of English. The class input sessions are complemented by small-group micro-teaching sessions.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should have both a theoretical and a practical an understanding of contemporary TESOL methodology. Specifically, students should be able to:

- Show familiarity with a range of techniques for developing learners' control of language systems and skills.
- Demonstrate an awareness of basic issues in classroom management, including task-setting, monitoring, and providing feedback to learners.
- Reflect on observation and practical teaching experiences gained on the module and demonstrate the ability to draw up action plans for future professional development

Learning outcomes
Knowledge outcomes will include:

- Understandings of ways of helping learners notice, structure and proceduralise new language items
- Understandings of ways of helping learners develop listening, reading, writing and speaking abilities.

Skills outcomes
Students completing this module will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities:
-to engage critically in the development of;
professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms;
-to make effective decisions in complex and unpredictable situations;
-to learn independently.


Syllabus

Indicative content:
1. Developing systemic knowledge: teaching grammar: in this first session participants will draw on their understandings of language learning (in the three core modules followed in Semester 1), pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners notice, structure and proceduralise grammatical structures.
2. Developing systemic knowledge: teaching vocabulary: in this session participants will draw on their understandings of language learning (in the three core modules followed in Semester 1), pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners develop lexical knowledge.
3. Developing systemic knowledge: teaching pronunciation: in this session participants will draw on first semester studies, pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners notice and produce individual sounds and supra-segmental features.
4. Developing communicative abilities: teaching listening: in sessions 4 and 5 participants will draw on first semester studies, pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners develop listening abilities and strategies.
5. Developing communicative abilities: teaching listening:
6. Developing communicative abilities: teaching reading: in sessions 6 and 7 participants will draw on first semester studies, pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners develop reading abilities and strategies.
7. Developing communicative abilities: teaching reading:
8. Developing communicative abilities: teaching speaking: in sessions 8 and 9 participants will draw on first semester studies, pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners develop speaking abilities and strategies.
9. Developing communicative abilities: teaching speaking:
10. Developing communicative abilities: teaching writing: in sessions 10 and 11 participants will draw on first semester studies, pre-sessional reading and preliminary analysis tasks, and input delivered in the session to explore ways of helping learners develop writing abilities and strategies.
11. Developing communicative abilities: teaching writing:
12. Review: This session will provide a modular review and assignment support.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Fieldwork21.002.00
Practical43.0012.00
Seminar122.0024.00
Tutorial11.001.00
Independent online learning hours261.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours39.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Reading and completion of post and pre-sessional tasks for each seminar: 10 hours = 110
Assignment reading and preparation : 151 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

In-class: monitoring of performance on session tasks, concept questioning, learner-led session summaries
Out-of-class: performance on structured post-session tasks checked at beginning of following session

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Portfolio4,000 words. Participants will write reflective report on their lesson observations and micro-teaching session, with reference to the literature100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

In each session participants will work through a sequence of multi-modal input, analysis, reflection and discussion tasks, drawing on pre-sessional reading and preparatory work. Session work will be both consolidated and extended through post-session reading and other tasks. Input and discussion stages and pre/post-sessional reading will assist participants in familiarising themselves with a range of techniques for developing learners' control of language systems and skills, and developing communicative abilities.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/09/2021

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