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LING331 Advanced Topic in TESOL

An advanced investigation into the principles and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Knowledge and skills acquired in LING 231 are developed in this advanced TESOL paper. Topics include: classroom management, classroom resources and materials, classroom dynamics, teacher actions in the classroom, learner actions in the classroom, needs analysis, project-based learning, assessment, using computers and technology in the second-language classroom, teaching grammar, teaching reading and teaching writing.

Paper title Advanced Topic in TESOL
Paper code LING331
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
LING 231
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students taking the TESOL minor and the Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching and other students interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language. It is recommended that students also take LING 332 (TESOL practicum).
Contact
moyra.sweetnam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans
Paper Structure
This interactive paper covers practical issues in the teaching of English as a second language. In this paper, students present the course material (in pairs or groups of three) to their peers each week, starting in the third week of the semester. Guidance and materials are provided, and after each hour of student teaching, the lecturer provides an hour of follow up. These presentations are observed and graded by the lecturer each week. Peer feedback is provided via Blackboard. Collaboration is encouraged in these presentations and also in the assignments, which include a co-operative project. Assignments include peer- and self-evaluation, journals of weekly reading, lecture presentations and the construction of a teaching statement.

General course outline (provisional):
  • Course Week 1: Reasons for teaching; teacher beliefs; teaching statement; observation list
  • Course Week 2: Using computers in TESOL; planning lessons; sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP) checklist
  • Course Week 3: Reasons for learning; learner needs; teacher development; lifelong learning
  • Course Week 4: Project-based learning; integrating the four domains
  • Course Week 5: Instructional groups; classroom interaction; activities
  • Course Week 6: Classroom management; classroom dynamics - pacing, managing learning; teaching styles; rapport, praise and criticism; effective teaching; teacher talk; student talk; teacher questions; teacher roles; initiation/response/evaluation; elicitation techniques; instructions
  • Course Week 7: Teaching grammar
  • Course Week 8: Feedback; error correction; monitoring and evaluation; assessment; how people learn
  • Course Week 9: Contexts of learning and teaching: age, proficiency levels, environmental factors, institutional contexts; affective issues and individual learner factors; motivation; teaching adults
  • Course Week 10: Classroom resources
  • Course Week 11: Teaching reading and listening in a second language; teaching speaking
  • Course Week 12: Teaching writing in a second language; contrastive rhetoric
  • Course Week 13: Wrap-up; course feedback
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial.
Textbooks
Prescribed book: H. Douglas Brown. (2007). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy. 3rd edition. Pearson Longman
Recommended: Tessa Woodward. (2002). Planning Lessons and Courses. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Advanced second-language teaching skills
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of:
    • Task-based learning and teaching
    • Project-based learning
    • Grammar teaching and learning
    • Vocabulary teaching and learning
    • Classroom management
    • Classroom interaction
    • Materials design
    • Assessment
    • CALL
    • Teaching the four domains (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An advanced investigation into the principles and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Knowledge and skills acquired in LING 231 are developed in this advanced TESOL paper. Topics include: classroom management, classroom resources and materials, classroom dynamics, teacher actions in the classroom, learner actions in the classroom, needs analysis, project-based learning, assessment, using computers and technology in the second-language classroom, teaching grammar, teaching reading and teaching writing.

Paper title Advanced Topic in TESOL
Paper code LING331
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
LING 231
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students taking the TESOL minor and the Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching and other students interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language. It is recommended that students also take LING 332 (TESOL practicum).
Contact
moyra.sweetnam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans
Paper Structure
This interactive paper covers practical issues in the teaching of English as a second language. In this paper, students present the course material (in pairs or groups of three) to their peers each week, starting in the third week of the semester. Guidance and materials are provided, and after each hour of student teaching, the lecturer provides an hour of follow up. These presentations are observed and graded by the lecturer each week. Peer feedback is provided via Blackboard. Collaboration is encouraged in these presentations and also in the assignments, which include a co-operative project. Assignments include peer- and self-evaluation, journals of weekly reading, lecture presentations and the construction of a teaching statement.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial.
Textbooks
H. Douglas Brown and Heekyeong Lee (2015). Teaching by principles. 4th edition. Pearson Education.

Recommended: Tessa Woodward. (2002). Planning Lessons and Courses. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Advanced second-language teaching skills
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of:
    • Task-based learning and teaching
    • Project-based learning
    • Grammar teaching and learning
    • Vocabulary teaching and learning
    • Classroom management
    • Classroom interaction
    • Materials design
    • Assessment
    • CALL
    • Teaching the four domains (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
Course outline
- by weeks
  • Reasons for teaching.
  • Teacher beliefs.
  • Teaching statement.
  • Observation list.
  • Using technology in TESOL
  • Planning lessons.
  • Reasons for learning.
  • Learner needs.
  • Teac

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41