INTRODUCTION TO TEFL - 2019/0

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 Catherine (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 Lesson Plan 20
Coursework Teaching Practice 30
Coursework Reflection 10
Examination 2-hour examination 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

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 

  • 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 lesson plan 

  • an assessed teaching practice

  • a self-evaluative reflection

  • 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 coursework 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 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ela2012

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 (Spanish with German) BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French with German) BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature with German BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and French BSc (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
Business Management and German BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature with Politics BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature and French BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature with Sociology BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature and Spanish BA (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 2019/0 academic year.