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ET965 - Issues & Research in ELT

  • Module code: ET965
  • Module name: Issues & Research in ELT
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will enable participants to understand the range of approaches to ELT and to explore their contexts of learning and teaching in order to bring about change in their pedagogic practice. Sessions will start by discussing how learners are positioned in relation to their pedagogic contexts; and how teachers construct their own theories of professional practice in relation to ELT research, the discourse of applied linguistics, and the context of the language classroom. Established approaches and recent developments in ELT methodology will be reviewed and critiqued. The module will conclude by setting out ways in which participants can gather evidence to draw upon their professional practice and bring about change within their language classrooms.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, participants will be able to demonstrate the following: knowledge and understanding of the practices of language teaching and learning in relation to ELT research and applied linguistics; knowledge and understanding of the practices of language teaching and learning in relation to their own cultural and classroom contexts; knowledge of and ability to critically assess received approaches to ELT methodology; an awareness of recent developments in ELT methodology; an ability to plan research into their own language classrooms in order to enable appropriate change to take place.

Timetabled teaching activities

21 hours in Term 1, made up of lectures and seminars

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET965-15)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3