15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop practical TESOL skills and to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge of English Language Teaching in the classroom. There is an expectation that student will reflect on their current practices in TESOL, develop their range of classroom procedures and techniques, apply existing knowledge of approaches and methods with real learners and to produce a professional teaching portfolio to evidence their skills in TESOL. Students can gain an optional University of Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Practical Module provided its external criteria are met.

Restrictions on availability: students enrolled on MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (ELL T01) (full and part time) and ELL T09 (Nanjing pathway).

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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

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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.

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