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ET9B7 - SLA Insights for TESOL Practice

  • Module code: ET9B7
  • Module name: SLA Insights for TESOL Practice
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide a solid theoretical knowledge base in SLA (second language acquisition), a core field of study underpinning TESOL. The module will focus on learner factors and social-interactive factors that are particularly relevant to SLA in classroom settings. The module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of how insights from SLA theory and research can be used to inform language teaching and evaluate classroom This module aims to provide a solid theoretical knowledge base in SLA (second language acquisition), a core field of study underpinning TESOL. The module will focus on learner factors and social-interactive factors that are particularly relevant to SLA in classroom settings. The module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of how insights from SLA theory and research can be used to inform language teaching and evaluate classroom practices in their current or future professional contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of SLA theories and concepts relevant to TESOL practice; understand the complexity of learner characteristics and social-interactive processes shaping SLA; critically evaluate classroom practices in light of SLA theory and concepts; develop principled approaches to addressing individual learner needs and interests in the classroom; develop principled approaches to managing classroom interaction and scaffolding language learning.

Timetabled teaching activities

8 x 1 hour lectures (i.e. one lecture per week), 8 x 1 hour seminars (i.e. one seminar per week)

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma-tesol/

Other essential notes

10 or 15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9B7-10)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word written assignment 100%
15 CATS (Module code: ET9B7-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word written assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1