15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This is a topic and issues-based course exploring ideas that have animated debate, and sometimes controversy, in the applied linguistics and language teaching community. The overall course aim is to present a coherent portrait of contemporary concerns and developments in language teaching. This is not a course in teaching methodology, rather it examines issues underlying and shaping how language teaching is conceived and how language courses are delivered. It deals rather with ideas (e.g. appropriate methodology) that impact on how language teaching/learning is conceived, and ultimately, therefore, on how language courses are delivered.

Staff Contact: OZON GABRIEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK