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Language Teaching Methodology 1G

  1. 1. Welcome to Language Teaching Methodology 1G 7650 Week One Lecturer in Charge: Emma Arthur Course Convenor: Debbie Hill
  2. 2. Today’s session – week one <ul><li>Staff introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Unit outline </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>- WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>- T extbooks and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>4 . Course assessment </li></ul><ul><li>5. Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>- What we do in tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>- Tutorial groups </li></ul><ul><li>- This week’s tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>6. Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Unit Outline <ul><li>Dates and topics for lectures each week. </li></ul><ul><li>Readings for each week from books. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Week 5 - no teaching (individual consultations) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 10 – no teaching (public holiday) </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion week 14 - 12.30 - 2.30 </li></ul><ul><li>A panel consisting of students from LTM1 will be </li></ul><ul><li>invited to speak on the topic, ‘ The Future of English </li></ul><ul><li>Language Teaching’. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unit Resources <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>The course Wiki at </li></ul><ul><li>and type in LTM-1G-7650 </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>LTM-1G-7650 Blog </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unit Resources The most important resource is WebCT!
  6. 6. Unit Resources Lists of required texts/readings Harmer, J. 2001. The Practice of English Language Teaching. 3 rd edition. Harlow: Longman Ur, P. 1996. A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP Hig hly recommended text Carter, Ronald and David Nunan (eds). 2001. The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language . Cambridge: CUP.
  7. 7. Unit Resources <ul><li>Use the library. </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive list of other recommended texts is available through the ‘Library Resources’ icon on WebCT. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested readings (articles and chapters from books) are available through the ‘E-reserve’ icon on WebCT. </li></ul><ul><li>Find your own articles in journals. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet, consider online conference presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Academic Skills Unit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessment overview Assessment Item Due Date of Assignments Weighting   Presentation two weeks after 40% and discussion your presentation Participation throughout the 10% semester Essay Friday 18th May 50%
  9. 9. Assessment -Presentation Each week students will present an article followed by a discussion. More detailed information regarding criteria will be presented in class. Presentation of article (25 marks) Discussion (15 marks) Total 40 marks
  10. 10. Assessment - Essay Length: Approx. 2,500 words. Choose one of the following topics: 1. Referring to the literature as well as to your own experience as a language teacher and/or learner, discuss the key principles that you feel are important for developing listening or reading skills (choose one skill only). Explain how these key principles can be applied in the classroom. 2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of two different approaches to language teaching with a particular group of language learners and context in mind. 3. Referring to recent literature discuss how the Internet can be used as a teaching and learning tool. You will need to choose a specific area for this essay. Essay titles for this question need to be negotiated with the lecturer in charge.
  11. 11. Assessment - Participation <ul><li>Participation in class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>It is expected that students will participate actively in class </li></ul><ul><li>discussions. Participation will be evaluated through using </li></ul><ul><li>the following criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>being prepared for discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>student presentations; </li></ul><ul><li>actively listening to others; </li></ul><ul><li>respecting the ideas of others; </li></ul><ul><li>willingness to contribute; </li></ul><ul><li>progress in class participation for those experiencing </li></ul><ul><li>initial difficulties; </li></ul><ul><li>ability to relate new knowledge to previous knowledge; </li></ul><ul><li>ability to evaluate and judge material; </li></ul><ul><li>ability to be articulate and concise; </li></ul><ul><li>ability to present coherent arguments. </li></ul><ul><li>contributions to the class wiki and blog. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tutorials – How they work <ul><li>The tutorials normally consist of: </li></ul><ul><li>discussion / questions on the Monday lecture. </li></ul><ul><li>a presentation and discussion of articles. (by students) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial times </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: Tuesday 13.30 to 15.20 Room 5B86 </li></ul><ul><li> and 16.30 to 18.20 </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Groups </li></ul>
  13. 13. Week 1 tutorial <ul><li>This week </li></ul><ul><li>1. Introductions and getting to know each other. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Discussion or article and questions. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Deciding who and when for presentations each week. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading for this week: Is language teaching a profession? </li></ul><ul><li>Download from: </li></ul><ul><li>Also think about: </li></ul><ul><li>What do accomplished TESOL teachers need to be? </li></ul><ul><li>What do accomplished TESOL teachers need to know? </li></ul><ul><li>What do accomplished TESOL teachers need to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the questions in relation to: </li></ul><ul><li>a multicultural society; </li></ul><ul><li>second language education; </li></ul><ul><li>TESOL practice. </li></ul>
  14. 14. To note <ul><li>Consultation times </li></ul><ul><li>Student Consultation: Tuesday 15.30 to 16.15 </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday 14.30 to 16.30 </li></ul><ul><li>Contacting me by email </li></ul><ul><li>Use WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Give me 24 hours to respond. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Needs? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions please.