15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module is aimed at students who have interests in second language acquisition and teaching in general, and in vocabulary and lexical features in particular. Throughout this course, we focus on the critical examination of issues related to teaching and testing vocabulary in the English second language classroom, drawing on the principles derived from second language vocabulary acquisition research that inform effective teaching practice in this area. This module, thus, provides students with the essential theoretical and practical foundation to design a vocabulary teaching component for a language course and to critically evaluate and develop ad-hoc vocabulary activities and tests.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK