Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM313: Issues in English Language Teaching
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
This module aims to enable students to:
- explore and develop a critical perspective on current debates relating to the role of English as a Lingua Franca and the relationship between TESOL, power and ideologies;
- critically review and contribute personal views on current approaches to the teaching of culture in the language classroom;
- examine characteristics of bilingual education and Content and Language Integrated Learning;
- develop knowledge of and personal perspectives on individualization, differentiation and mixed ability teaching;
- examine and evaluate perspectives and pedagogical models which reflect authenticity of text and task in the classroom;
explore an issue emerging from their own context and, working collaboratively, examine and present a critical review of this.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate a critical awareness of current debates and new insights relating to issues at the forefront of the discipline of TESOL concerning the role of English as a Lingua Franca and the relationship between TESOL and ideologies;|
2. demonstrate a conceptual understanding of how culture is defined and theoretically constructed in relation to language learning;
3. show understanding of the implications and practical considerations relating to bilingual education and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL);
4. develop professional knowledge of individualization, differentiation and mixed ability teaching;
5. demonstrate a critical understanding of different perspectives on authenticity;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||6. demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of specific needs and learner diversity in language education;|
7. explain and justify the rationale behind choice of approach for language teaching and materials;
|Personal and Key Skills||8. engage in independent study and group/pair work;|
9. critically analyse relevant academic literature; and
10. demonstrate self-direction and originality in both independent and collaborative work.