Methodology and Language Teaching (EDPJ5013)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit provides an introduction to language teaching methodology. It covers both theoretical and practical issues, but has a particularly practical focus. The unit will focus on key aspects of classroom practice and students will have the opportunity to practice these and to reflect on their own classroom practice. Students will learn about different approaches to language teaching, and in particular about the components of communicative language teaching (CLT), the currently dominant approach. However, students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about which aspect of CLT might or might note be appropriate to apply to their teaching contexts.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Assessment

1 15 minute teaching practice (10%), 1x2000wd lesson plan (40%) and 1x3000wd development of teaching materials assignment (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.