A theoretical and practical introduction to second language teaching methods, strategies, materials and contexts. Students also engage in the micro-teaching of beginners.
The paper provides a broad overview of second-language teaching. It covers the teaching of the four domains of language - reading, writing, speaking and listening - within a task-based teaching framework and includes lectures on teaching grammar and vocabulary. It introduces students to the teaching of absolute beginners and covers the teaching of students at all levels of competence in a second language. It also deals with lesson planning and cross-cultural issues and examines effective teaching and the characteristics of good language learners.
|Paper title||TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 54 100-level points.
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with LING 220 passed in 2004 or 2005.
Required for students taking the TESOL minor and the Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching. Suitable for all students who are interested in teaching a second or foreign language.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans
- Paper Structure
- Lectures expose students to relevant topics in theories and research, which inform
the practical methodology of TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).
In addition, students are guided in the application of this knowledge in teaching
situations. Weekly tutorials provide opportunities for students to discuss material
dealt with in lectures, to practise and develop their own teaching skills by engaging
in micro-teaching and to observe and learn from the teaching of other students.
Assignments include a co-operative project for which students are able to choose a topic from a variety designed for different learning styles, and also include journals of weekly readings.
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week.
- Harmer, Jeremy. (2015). The Practice of English Language Teaching. 5th Ed. Pearson Longman.
- Course outline
- The course outline may be obtained by emailing Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans.
- 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 of task-based language learning and teaching; of how to teach reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary; and of how to integrate all of these
- Knowledge of what makes a good second-language learner, a good second-language teacher and a well-planned and well-executed second-language lesson and the skills to put this knowledge into practice
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and knowledge of other cultures relevant to second-language teaching