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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 Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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LING 231
Schedule C
Arts and Music
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).
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.
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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


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


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