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2003/04 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5925 Teacher Education for TESOL

10 creditsClass Size: 999

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2003/04


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

Seminars, classroom discussions and workshops activities.

Methods of assessment

One essay amounting in total to 2500-3000 words or equivalent piece of work. The final dates for submission of coursework assignments will be determined at the commencement of each academic session.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/03/1997


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