LANG10650 Intro to English Lang Teaching

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to the social, political, linguistic and pedagogical issues involved in English language teaching (ELT) and learning and explores the principles and practice of a range of methods and approaches. Introduction to ELT is a pre-service module aimed at introducing students to aspects of the profession of teaching English as a foreign or second language. It focuses on the central aspects of the teaching process and develops students’ ability to handle the key components of the language system of English as well as the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). The aim is to develop a knowledge of the description of English, an understanding of the roles of the teacher and learner, familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching and familiarity with resources and materials for use with ESL (English as a second language) students. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge of teaching methods and methodology in ELT for ESL learners
• Use basic ELT terminology for describing form, meaning and use to learners
• Analyse language and convey form, meaning and use
• Plan and teach a short English language class to peers
• Select and evaluate appropriate language learning materials

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group lectures and active learning class with peer work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

CEFR B2 level in English


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Teaching Assignment Week 10 n/a Graded No

30

Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Assignment: Written Assignment Week 12 n/a Graded No

40

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Rachael Ball Tutor
Ms Laura O'Grady Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 18:00 - 19:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 18:00 - 19:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 18:00 - 19:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 18:00 - 19:50
Spring