Module title: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG11107
Module leader: Anne Campbell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Monika Foster
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs; embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills; assessment (formative and summative); research/ teaching linkages; supporting equality and diversity; internationalisation (MAX 1500 CHARACTERS).
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students will be taught in interactive, skills-orientated seminars which will provide input and practical tasks focused on current theories and practices in TEFL. Students will be required to undertake a small-scale case study of an individual student, involving a brief interview, followed by a case study profile including the evaluation of student’s needs. The students will receive input on intercultural awareness and communication central for the case study and future TEFL practice. The seminars will be enhanced by practical classroom observation (1 hour per week) of regular EFL classes. Where appropriate and agreed with students and tutor, students may be involved in short co-teaching of the classes. This won't affect EFL students’ experience or class content.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship
The development of research, communication, planning, public speaking and independent learning skills is an integral part of this module’s LTA approach. The module provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with cultures other than their own, thereby enhancing their international awareness.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The Portfolio is designed to include both formative and summative assessment. It will be assessed against criteria based on LOs 1 and 2 looking for evidence of the evaluation of and reflection on teaching and learning methods discussed in class and based on observations of EFL classes. Students will also synthesise a selection of learning and teaching activities presented in class and observed in a language classroom to prepare a lesson plan for a brief teaching session (20 mins) to be included in the

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1,2 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Report 50 3,4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Learning theories, particularly language learning and approaches to language teaching, including a mini-research study. Relationship between teaching and learning activities. Values, assumptions and reflection. Aims, learning outcomes, standards and levels. Language awareness and teaching of parts of speech, appropriacy and register, awareness of the linguistic needs of overseas learners of English.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise the effectiveness and appropriateness of teaching and learning methods
LO2: Synthesise a range of selected theories of learning and teaching activities to plan teaching
LO3: Demonstrate language awareness for TEFL
LO4 Critically evaluate linguistic needs of overseas learners of English

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language