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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5925M Teacher Education for TESOL

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Judith Hanks

Taught: 1 Apr to 31 May View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Two years' language teaching experience.

This module is not approved as an Elective


By the end of this module students should: be aware of and able to describe the differences and relationship between ESOL teaching and teacher education for TESOL; be able to describe and discuss different ways of conceptualising the goals of TESOL teacher education; be able to discuss different aspects of the process of TESOL teacher learning; be able to relate discussions of goals and processes of TESOL teacher learning to planning for contextually appropriate teacher education.


The module has two main topic strands: goals of teacher education and processes of teacher education. Sub-topics under 'goals' include: the good teacher, good teaching, the professional teacher, the reflective practitioner, 'the whole iceberg', what teachers need to know'. Sub topics under 'processes' include: training/development/education, skill-learning, 'interteaching', implicit learning, mentoring. Other possible topics, covered in more or less depth, depending on the interests and needs of the group are: pre-service programme frameworks, session design issues, INSET issues, formal and informal teacher development, trainer development, the self-directed teacher.

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
Private study hours122.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)144.00

Private study

2 hours preparation per lecture = 24 hours
2 hours follow up per lecture = 24 hours
74 hours research and assignment preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Preparation and follow-up tasks for each lecture
Tasks during lectures

Methods of assessment

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

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: 13/11/2020 10:11:31


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