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LING432 Second Language Practicum

Observations of and guided practice in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

This practicum prepares students to teach English as a second language at language schools internationally and in New Zealand. The knowledge acquired in LING 231 (TESOL) is put into practice. Students are guided in teaching task-based language lessons in all the domains. They are provided with practice in planning lessons, facilitating learning, assessing and monitoring learner progress, developing marking schedules and planning their own professional development.

Paper title Second Language Practicum
Paper code LING432
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Pre or Corequisite
LING 231
Restriction
LING 332
Limited to
BA(Hons), GDipSLT, PGDipArts
Notes
May not be credited together with LING 320 or 423 passed in 2007 or 2008.
Course outline
General outline:
  • Workshops or feedback sessions in lecture room (2 hours)
    OR Observation at the University of Otago Language Centre
    OR Observation at University of Otago Foundation Studies
  • Teaching international students at the Otago Polytechnic (2 hours)
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
moyra.sweetnam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans
Paper Structure
Weekly visits are made to a language school, where students observe experienced teachers teaching international students at all levels, from beginners to advanced. All students have guided opportunities to teach English to international students and to observe other students teaching.
The student-taught lessons are filmed and made available for later self-assessment. Student teaching is evaluated by the lecturer and opportunities are provided for weekly discussions and critical reflection on the lessons students observe, on their own teaching and on the teaching of other students. Students provide peer feedback for one another on Blackboard. Additional feedback sessions throughout the semester are used for supplementary training. Students build up portfolios of lesson plans and materials for teaching with guidance from the lecturer.
Assignments include peer- and self-evaluation, journals of weekly reading, lesson planning and a reflective paper. LING 432 and LING 332 share lectures, classroom observations and teaching practice sessions, but differ in terms of assessment and workload requirements. Students in LING 432 undertake a full needs analysis for a class of international students and design a curriculum for them.
Teaching Arrangements
Weekly observations at the language school.
Weekly teaching at the polytech.
Regular feedback sessions in lecture rooms.
Textbooks
Prescribed Text: Richards & Farrell. (2011). Practice Teaching: A Reflective Approach. Cambridge University Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge and skills in effective teaching, including assessment
  • Cross-cultural competence
  • Effective lesson planning and execution

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28, 40
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-29, 32, 38-39

Observations of and guided practice in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

This practicum prepares students to teach English as a second language at language schools internationally and in New Zealand. The knowledge acquired in LING 231 (TESOL) is put into practice. Students are guided in teaching task-based language lessons in all the domains. They are provided with practice in planning lessons, facilitating learning, assessing and monitoring learner progress, developing marking schedules and planning their own professional development.

Paper title Second Language Practicum
Paper code LING432
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
LING 231
Restriction
LING 332
Limited to
BA(Hons), GDipSLT, PGDipArts
Notes
May not be credited together with LING 320 or 423 passed in 2007 or 2008.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission.
View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
moyra.sweetnam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans
Paper Structure
Weekly visits are made to a language school, where students observe experienced teachers teaching international students at all levels, from beginners to advanced. All students have guided opportunities to teach English to international students and to observe other students teaching.
The student-taught lessons are filmed and made available for later self-assessment. Student teaching is evaluated by the lecturer and opportunities are provided for weekly discussions and critical reflection on the lessons students observe, on their own teaching and on the teaching of other students. Students provide peer feedback for one another on Blackboard. Additional feedback sessions throughout the semester are used for supplementary training. Students build up portfolios of lesson plans and materials for teaching with guidance from the lecturer.
Assignments include peer- and self-evaluation, journals of weekly reading, lesson planning and a reflective paper. LING 432 and LING 332 share lectures, classroom observations and teaching practice sessions, but differ in terms of assessment and workload requirements. Students in LING 432 undertake a full needs analysis for a class of international students and design a curriculum for them.
Teaching Arrangements
  • Weekly observations at the language school.
  • Weekly teaching at the polytech.
  • Regular feedback sessions in lecture rooms.
Textbooks
Prescribed Text: Richards & Farrell. (2011). Practice Teaching: A Reflective Approach. Cambridge University Press.
Course outline
General outline:
  • Workshops or feedback sessions in lecture room (2 hours)
    OR Observation at the University of Otago Language Centre
    OR Observation at University of Otago Foundation Studies
  • Teaching international students at the Otago Polytechnic (2 hours)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge and skills in effective teaching, including assessment
  • Cross-cultural competence
  • Effective lesson planning and execution

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41