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ED50317: Language teaching methodology and curriculum

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aims of the unit are:
* to investigate the theories which underpin different teaching methodologies;
* to critically assess the ideological basis and viability of different language teaching methodologies and syllabuses;
* to investigate key aspects of the teacher's role which can vary according to different perspectives;
* to consider the influences of the social and cultural context upon language teaching;
* to consider issues relating to the globalisation of language teaching.

To achieve the aims stated above, students will be supported in learning how critically to engage with relevant literature and to use it to inform the evaluatory analysis of their own experience of language teaching. It is anticipated that topics will include:
* The globalization of language teaching
* Language teaching as ideological practice
* Methods & approaches to language teaching
* Syllabus design for language teaching
* Materials evaluation & design for language teaching
* Corpus linguistics
* Language awareness
* The cultural content of language programmes
* Roles of language teachers & learners
* Appropriate methodology for language teaching.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED50317 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • THED-AFM27 : MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.