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    Guided, collaborative examinations of pertinent issues in student-led sessions, focusing on student needs, motivation, teaching grammar, teacher and learner actions in the classroom, lesson planning, assessment and technology use.

    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, assessment, teaching grammar, teaching listening and speaking, teaching reading and teaching writing.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced TESOL: Branching Out
    Subject Linguistics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Pre or Corequisite
    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 a second or foreign language. It is recommended that students taking the TESOL minor also take LING 332 (TESOL practicum).


    Teaching staff

    Dr Minh Nguyen

    Paper Structure

    This interactive paper covers theoretical and practical issues in the teaching of English as a second language. In this paper, the lecturer will lead seminar-style discussions of topics, with weekly summaries of course readings and critical responses from students integrated into the discussions. Discussions will regularly include examination of activities and materials. Assignments include summaries (with critical responses) of weekly readings, lesson planning and micro-teaching and classroom projects for which students are able to choose a topic from a variety designed for different learning styles.

    Teaching Arrangements

    One 2-hour seminar and one 1-hour tutorial per week


    To be confirmed

    Course outline

    The course outline may be obtained from the English and Linguistics reception.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain:

    • Advanced second-language teaching skills
    • Theoretical and practical knowledge of:
      • Task-based learning and teaching
      • Grammar teaching and learning
      • Classroom management
      • Classroom interaction
      • Curriculum and materials design
      • Assessment
      • Teaching the four domains (reading, writing, listening and speaking)


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37-38
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