This course is designed to make students familiar with basic concepts in teaching language skills and to analyse and apply procedures and practices related to teaching reading and writing. It also aims to enable prospective teachers to plan and implement a sample lesson plan for a specific group of language learners for teaching reading and writing skills in a communicative classroom.
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Presentation, group work, discussion
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Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach English. Pearson, Essex: Longman.
Hedge, T. (2008) Teaching and learning in the language classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hinkel, E. (2006). Current perspectives on teaching four language skills. TESOL Quarterly, 40 (1), 109-131.
Teaching language skills: Introduction
What is learner autonomy?
How to promote learner autonomy and learner training
Skills and staretegies in reading
How to teach reading
Types of reading: Critical reading
Planning a reading lesson
Mid term Exam
Sample classroom presentations for reading lesson plans
Skills and strategies in writing
How to teach writing
Types of written language, Process Approach
Planning a writing lesson
Sample classroom presentations for writing lesson plans
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations
Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
Define the contemporary language learning theories.
Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
Practice classroom management skills.
Students will be able to design a reading lesson plan
Students will be able to design a writing lesson plan.
Students will be able to comment on the sequence of reading and writing activities in a lesson plan.
Students will be able to analyse and identify the stages of a lesson plan.
Students will be able to identify and differentiate between techniques used in teaching reading and writing skills.