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ET960 - Professional Practice: ICT

  • Module code: ET960
  • Module name: Professional Practice: ICT
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The Professional Practice ELT (ICT) module is a ten week module for the students who are taking the ICT & Multimedia specialism. It is taken in parallel to ET966 the ICT in ELT module and covers all aspects of teaching English with technology including uses of interactive whiteboards, virtual worlds, distance learning and various other of the latest technologies.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have enhanced their practical skills in syllabus and course design and materials writing and evaluation. In particular, students will be able to articulate the relationship between the linguistic and psychological underpinnings of different approaches to course design; consider the relationship between syllabus, materials and methods in ESP; articulate the practical implications of adopting different approaches and principles in undertaking course and materials design; consider ways in which course and materials development need to accommodate particular specific learner needs and particular business, educational and language contexts; be able to design courses and materials consistent with different theoretical frameworks and which are appropriate for different specific business and academic needs, levels and situations; evaluate, select and adapt materials suitable for different specific needs and levels of learner.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up of input sessions, seminars and workshop activities

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Other essential notes

30 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: ET960-30)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3