School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Second year students from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures who will be working as language assistants during their year abroad can take this 10-credit bearing module in semester two. 

A dedicated essay-writing session is included on the course. We also offer an observation of an English language lesson and a 30-minute group tutorial for lesson planning of the assessed micro-teaching session.

What you will learn

  • An understanding of the basic theoretical background behind teaching and learning languages
  • Familiarity with the language needs of students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • An understanding of the basic practical approaches and techniques involved in teaching EFL
  • Knowledge of the basic terminology used in describing the English language
  • Knowledge needed to plan and deliver a lesson to a class of EFL students

What you will do

  • Understand the grammar of English/language analysis
  • Learn to teach new language structures - presentation and practice
  • Learn to teach vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Learn about classroom management
  • Plan lessons
  • Deliver micro-teaching lessons
  • Discuss and give feedback on micro-teaching lessons
  • Reflect on your development

How you will be assessed

  • Delivery of an EFL lesson to a group of volunteer overseas students (40%)
  • One 1,500 word essay designed to link EFL theory and practice (50%)
  • Performance in a formal feedback discussion following teaching of the lesson (10%)

Centre for English Language Education

School of Education
Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

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