Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Approaches to ELT I

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT3001 3 Approaches to ELT I 2/0/0 CC English 3
Course Goals
This course is an overview of preliminary approaches and methods in foreign/second language teaching. The aims of the course are: 1) to involve pre-service EFL teachers in a thorough analysis and synthesis of ELT approaches and methods with respect to their underlying theories and principles, and the techniques associated with those approaches and methods and 2) to help pre-service EFL teachers develop a critical understanding of these language teaching approaches and methods.

Prerequisite(s) Course Code Course Name…
Corequisite(s) Course Code Course Name…
Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Cem Özışık
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Wednesday 11:00-12:50 Basın Ekspres Campus A402 (Group B), Wednesday 15:00-16:50 Ataköy Campus 4B03/05 (Group A)
Office Hour(s) Wednesday 13:00-14:00 Basın Ekspres Campus B9/05
Teaching Methods and Techniques Face to face, discussion, presentation.
Principle Sources Larsen-Freeman, D. & Anderson, M. (2011). Techniques and principles in language teaching. Oxford, Oxford University Press.


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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to the course Basic terminology and abbreviations in ELT
2. Week Analysis of factors affecting foreign/second language learning and teaching
3. Week The nature of approaches and methods in ELT
4. Week Brief history of language teaching approaches and methods
5. Week Grammar-Translation Method
6. Week Direct Method
7. Week Audio-lingual Method
8. Week The Silent Way
9. Week Suggestopedia/Desuggestopedia
10. Week Community Language Learning
11. Week Total Physical Response
12. Week Communicative Language Teaching
13. Week Review and discussion of language teacing approaches and methods
14. Week Review and discussion of language teacing approaches and methods
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16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Project(s) 1 15
Attendance 1 15
Final Exam 1 40

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To be able to list preliminary approaches and methods in foreign/second language teaching.
LO-2To be able to distinguish between such key concepts as ‘Approach, ‘Method’, ‘Teaching technique’, ‘Instructional material’
LO-3To be able to identify the key factors affecting foreign/second language learning and teaching
LO-4To be able to compare and contrast language teaching approaches and methods
LO-5To be able to say what purposes teaching techniques and materials serve in each language teaching approach/method
LO-6To be able to discuss key issues in ELT such as correcting learner errors, grammar teaching, using L1 in the foreign language classroom, establishing a positive classroom atmosphere, developing learner autonomy, and so on
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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