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ET964 - Professional Practice: English Language Teaching Studies & Methods

  • Module code: ET964
  • Module name: Professional Practice: English Language Teaching Studies & Methods
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is designed to develop and build on the Term 1 module ELT Methodology (ET902) and the Term 2 module Syllabus, Materials, and Task Design (ET994). Its aim is to develop in students a critically reflective view of practice in English language teaching, drawing on observation and analysis of practice, as well as prior research findings. Topics and issues dealt with will relate to: classroom observation and analysis of classroom interaction; teacher skills and strategies; the teaching of grammar and lexis; the development of language skills; and the nature of teacher-initiated research. Substantial attention will also be given to classroom events and the module will make extensive use of practical activities of many kinds.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have enhanced their capacity to reflect critically on experience, on the basis of teaching practice, analysis and observation of their own teaching. They will also have gained a deeper appreciation of issues relating to general teaching skills and strategies, and the nature of teacher-initiated research.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up of input sessions, peer-teaching, workshop activities and independent research

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Other essential notes

30 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: ET964-30)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PD) - Year 2
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