Skip to main content


Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM269: Developing Language Teachers

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

8 weekly sessions of two hours each:

Weeks 1-2: A critical discussion of the aims of teacher education. An overview of approaches to teacher education.

Weeks 3-4: An introduction to the concept of reflective practitioner and its implications for professional development.

Week 5-6: An overview of tasks and activities for teacher education/development.

Week 7: A critical  discussion of how practicing teachers can be evaluated and supported.

Week 8: Effecting and managing  teacher development in different sociocultural context.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Other Learning Resources

Tutors will provide a detailed bibliography for the various topics covered.