Course details

Course code

SC-AHE-0001

Next course date

Monday 29 June -Friday 10 July 2020

Duration

40 hours over 2 weeks

Delivery

Face to face

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

Monday-Friday 10.00am-12.00pm and 1.00pm-3.00pm

Course description

This introductory course will introduce students to the basics of language acquisition theory from a range of perspectives: how do people learn a second language, and how can we teach to maximise that learning potential?

Students will learn about a range of TESOL methodologies such as communicative language learning, the task-based approach, the lexical approach and principled eclecticism. Students’ own language awareness will also be a focal point: we will look at the four language systems of grammar, lexis, phonology and discourse, and the four language skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. Students will learn how to apply all of this linguistic knowledge to create lessons for whole-class teaching or small group support, examining strategies appropriate to a range of contexts.

During this two-week course, you will learn about a range of methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), such as:

We will look at the four language systems of grammar, lexis, phonology and discourse, and the four language skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading.

You will learn how to apply all this linguistic knowledge to create lessons for whole-class teaching or small group support, examining strategies appropriate to a range of contexts.

In-school training

By special request, this course can be carried out in a school or educational setting as a workforce development activity. We can tailor the design to suit the requirements of your workplace.

Fees and funding

£690

How to apply

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Who will teach you

Hannah Valenzuela
Programme leader

Hannah Valenzuela is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

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