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Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of current thinking about instructed language learning and the ability to judiciously plan for, and deliver research-informed language courses for a variety of settings and learners. This course will also include insights into the practical aspects of language teaching, including the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
This is a 30-credit 0.25 EFTS online Level 8 course, running from November – February. This course is suitable for language teachers or those who plan to teach languages, especially those who are teaching English as a second or foreign language or other languages without having a specialist language teaching qualification, or those who qualified long ago or in a very different kind of educational system.There will be real-time meetings in class on campus and online in Rehua 524 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Tuesday.Key contents are:• Critical exploration of contemporary approaches to instructed language acquisition• Critical reading and evaluation of recent research in language teaching and language pedagogy• Focus on form verses focus on forms• Teaching and assessing vocabulary, speaking, listening, writing and reading• Task-based language learning and integrated skills• Planning• Language testing and assessment• Individual factors affecting language learning• Language teacher professional development• Critical examination of teaching materials
On a completion of the course students will be able to:Analyse and evaluate research in the field of learning and teaching of languages in order to identify pedagogical, cultural and social issues involved in language learning and/or teachingDemonstrate advanced knowledge of current thinking in instructed learning and teaching of languagesCritically evaluate resources used in the learning and teaching of languagesIntegrate knowledge of a target language with knowledge about learning and teaching languages to effectively plan and evaluate teaching and assessment of that language for a particular educational settingExplain and demonstrate successful language teaching strategies in the context of a specific language teaching curriculum
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
EDEM681 (note this is between 2014-2015 only)
Domestic fee $1,937.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Teacher Education