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ET9B4 - Professional Practice in TESOL

  • Module code: ET9B4
  • Module name: Professional Practice in TESOL
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide a solid theoretical knowledge base in materials design for English language teaching. The module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of how materials are theoretically underpinned and critically evaluate commercially produced materials. The module also aims to develop students’ ability to work alone and collaboratively with others to design a language teaching course which is cohesive and appropriate for context.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to: demonstrate comprehensive understanding of theories and concepts relevant to materials design; critically evaluate commercially produced materials in light of educational theory and concepts; develop principled and practical approaches to course and materials design in a range of formats (classroom, online and blended)

Timetabled teaching activities

15 x 2 hr lectures (i.e. two per week), 1 x 2 hour meeting with mentor tutor to develop materials

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Other essential notes

20 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: ET9B4-20)
A1 (Assessed work only) Other 50%
  Essay 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1