Language Teaching Methodology sem. 6
Methodology in language teaching links theory and practice, theories of what language is and how language is learned or taught. The course offers various design features of language instruction including stated objectives, syllabus specifications, types of activities, roles of teachers, learners, materials, and so forth. These features in turn are linked to actual teaching and learning practices as observed in the environments where language teaching and learning take place. It is a whole complex of elements anticipating methodological directions in the field of second language teaching. In searching What's Now, What's Next? Specific areas and issues outlined are likely to shape the teaching English language nowadays, including issues concerning English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and CLIL (content and language integrated learning). Teaching contexts is thoroughly examined and the practical implications for classroom teaching of all these areas are considered and communicative principles practically implemented. Aspects of contemporary English in its socio-cultural context are also examined. The main focus is on the development of English language skills in the language classroom and school classroom management.
- To examine aspects of contemporary ELT teaching methodology
- To develop critical awareness and a conceptual framework of the theoretical issues and pedagogic approaches
- To consider the use of information technology (IT) in education;
- To explore the role of context
- To examine issues concerning English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and CLIL (content and language integrated learning)
- To focus on developing students’ oral communicative competence and listening skills;
- To increase both personal and professional skills
- To understand own (PPP) continuing professional development.
Materials for every topic could be either the traditional materials of a library, or handouts with the list of suggested reading prepared by a teacher.
Approaches to Learning
Active learning methods are used, involving practical activities, problem-solving strategies, reflection and developing critical thinking strategies.