15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Previous experience as a language teacher is advisable

Aims/Description: This unit reviews the principles, thinking and history underlying contemporary language teaching practices. It explores what we know of the processes involved in language production and reception in a second language and the implications for teaching the language skills. It also reviews and assesses developments in the teaching of grammar and vocabulary of a foreign language. Among other issues explored are the role of feedback, task-based approaches and the impact of language learning theory on teaching.

Staff Contact: HOBBS VALERIE
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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