Module code: ELA2012

Module Overview

This is a module for students of English and Languages. It is taught over one semester, three contact hours per teaching week. Attendance is compulsory.


Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

HOWARD CJ Mrs (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: X162

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None. This module has a capped number and may not be available to ERASMUS and other international exchange students. Please check with the departmental exchange coordinator.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

theories of second language learning
roles of the teacher and learner
English language learning contexts
principles of lesson planning
classroom management
teaching grammar
teaching vocabulary
teaching the four skills
error correction
materials design

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PORTFOLIO 60
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

their English language teaching skills
their ability to produce lesson plans and English language teaching materials
their academic writing skills in the context of second language acquisition theories and English language teaching contexts
their ability to engage with and critically evaluate a range of academic texts

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

a portfolio consisting of

teaching and learning materials
an assessed teaching practice
a self-evaluation

a two-hour examination on second language acquisition theories and English language teaching contexts.

Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessment will include student participation and class discussions, as well as micro-teaching practices. Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following interim portfolio submissions. Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Module aims

  • the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver English language lessons in a variety of contexts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Describe, evaluate and apply language teaching/learning theories and methodologies KCT
2 Plan effective English language lessons at different levels, with an awareness of context KP
3 Deliver lessons in each of the four skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing P
4 Apply pedagogic and linguistic knowledge to the production of English language teaching materials PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

develop students’ knowledge of and critical engagement with the subject matter presented and apply it in the English language classroom
develop students’ professional skills as teachers
develop students’ academic English writing skills
prepare students for a career in education

The learning and teaching methods include:

lectures (I hour per week x 11 weeks)
practical input and practice (2 hours per week x 11 weeks)
set weekly reading of a range of academic texts (approximately 2.5 hours per week x 11 weeks)

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for INTRODUCTION TO TEFL :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French and German) BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.