20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module introduces and reviews the principles that underlie, and the methodology employed in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Among the topics discussed are the teaching of the four main language skills - reading, writing, listening, speaking - and the teaching of the language system - grammar and vocabulary. There are also sessions on the language learning process and the characteristics of communicative language teaching.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Classroom testing, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK