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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 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).
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics' website
- 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
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,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Advanced second-language teaching skills
- Theoretical and practical
- Task-based learning and teaching
- Project-based learning
- Grammar teaching and learning
- Vocabulary teaching and learning
- Classroom management
- Classroom interaction
- Materials design
- 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.