Number of credits: 10
Module Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of: key issues in lesson planning and preparation; principles and implementation of classroom procedures, activities, techniques; evaluation of language learning and language teaching; variety of aspects of classroom practice.
Module Content: This module will enable the students to gain practical skills in a peer-peer teaching environment. Areas covered will include: learning a language, teaching grammar, deductive vs inductive approaches to teaching, classroom skills, teaching listening skills, teaching reading skills, teaching speaking skills, teaching writing skills, teaching vocabulary.
Method of Learning and Teaching
Input sessions in the form of 8 two-hour workshops (Weeks 14 and 15)
Microteaching in Weeks 16-19
Preparation for Research Project presentations Weeks 20-21 (no classes)
Research Project presentations Week 22
For the microteaching element each participant will be required to produce a lesson plan for each lesson that they teach. Each participant will also be required to observe peers’ lessons and be encouraged to reflect on own as well as peers’ lessons during post-observation feedback sessions led by a tutor.
There will be guided sessions and group work to prepare lessons and lesson material. Feedback on teaching practice will be held as a group and individually where appropriate.
Method of Assessment:
75 % of the assessment involves evaluation of microteaching practice (all the four sessions will be used to calculate the average)
25 % of the assessment will involve an oral presentation. This will be in the form of a research project, with the focus to be agreed by the tutor.
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