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PL20424: Introduction to English language teaching

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 16%)
  • Write up (CW 17%)
  • Essay (ES 67%)
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:

* To enhance language awareness in general and to introduce a systematic approach to the linguistic analysis of English.
* To provide a practical introduction to the phonology of English.
* To provide a self-contained introduction to the skills of TEFL, of practical use to students preparing to work as language assistants abroad.
* To develop transferable skills relevant to a career in foreign language teaching.

Learning Outcomes:
A student who completes this unit successfully will show evidence of:
* awareness of the factors which influence teaching and learning
* understanding and use of basic ELT (English Language Teaching) terminology relating to form/meaning/language use/skills
* ability to analyse language for teaching purposes
* understanding the aims and stages of a language/skills lesson
* understanding the rationale for choosing specific resources and activities for a specific learner.

Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking and effective communication in English are developed and assessed in this unit, along with practical teaching skills.

An introduction to basic linguistics with a practical focus on the skills and systems of the English language; teaching methodology (the context for learning and teaching English as a foreign language, planning for effective teaching, classroom skills); selection and evaluation of resources and materials.
Recommended background texts:
* 'Learning Teaching' (Scrivener, J.: MacHELT 1994)
* 'Practical English Usage' (Swan, M.: OUP 1995)
* 'Source Book for TEFL' (Lewis, M. and Hill, J.: MacHELT 1993).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL20424 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
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  • UHPL-AYB12 : BA(Hons) German and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHPL-AYB16 : BA(Hons) Italian ab initio and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHPL-AYB17 : BA(Hons) Spanish and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 2)