Module title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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

Module code: LNG11108
Module leader: Nick Pilcher
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 2, 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: Nick Pilcher
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. Content will consist of teaching methodology, covering: presenting and explaining language, giving instructions, language practice activities, language skills, teaching pronunciation, facilitating communication, giving feedback. 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. Students will keep a reflective log about their teaching practice experiences and observations. Students will be required to prepare a detailed lesson plan which will consider aims, outcomes, standards, levels, teaching and learning methods. The students will use the plan to develop 1 teaching session (30 minutes).

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

Assessment (formative and summative)
The module includes formative and summative assessment. Teaching log (week 12) and lesson plan (week 9) give students opportunities to reflect on the teaching practice and plan their own teaching by engaging tools and techniques developed in the module. Students will use their own judgement and autonomy to prepare the observed teaching session. In the Tea

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
Other Work based learning 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 30 1,2 11-12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Placement (Report) 30 3-4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 40 1-3 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction and development of the basic techniques used in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults / in Higher Education context, with particular emphasis on practical application, feedback and reflection. Developing reflective awareness of oneself as a novice teacher and the learners' needs. Considering and writing aims, outcomes, standards and levels. Using tools and techniques acquired in Sem1 to plan own teaching.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate awareness of and the ability to use main techniques of Teaching English as a Foreign
Language
LO2: Critically evaluate themselves as novice teachers and learners' needs
LO3: Exercise appropriate and autonomous judgement while considering aims, outcomes, standards and
levels in order to plan own teaching
LO4 Defend or justify the use of appropriate teaching and learning methods in own teaching plan.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - CARTER, R. AND NUNAN, D (2001) THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
: CUP, 1st ed.
Recommended - COWAN, J. (2006) ON BECOMING AN INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITY TEACHER: REFLECTION IN ACTION.
: SRHE AND OPEN UNIVERSITY
, 2nd ed.
Recommended - THORNBURY, S (1998) HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH: LONGMAN, 1st ed.
Recommended - UR, P (1996) A COURSE IN LANGUAGE TEACHING: PRACTICE AND THEORY.: CUP, 1st ed.
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