This course is intended to provide experienced English language teachers with novel principles, theories and techniques to improve their capabilities and knowledge of the teaching-learning process of English as a Foreign Language in the primary classroom. The course is both a language improvement and a methodology course.
The course is tailored for the needs of Primary teachers and learners to transform frontal, teacher-centred mode of teaching into more student-centred instruction upgrading the teachers’ general and specific language knowledge for classroom teaching. Course content reviews the advanced methodological areas related to teaching language skills and give the participants a chance to apply what they have learned and teach demo lessons.
210 CTS in Introduction to Teaching English to Primary Learners
The course intends to give insights into:
transforming frontal, teacher-centred mode of teaching into more student-centred
upgrading the teachers’ general and specific language knowledge for classroom teaching
review the main methodological areas related to teaching language skills
apply what they have learned and teach demo lessons
Requirements for a Certificate:
Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.
Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.
1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.
220 – Course Outline:
220.01 – Teaching a foreign language
220.02 – Who are Primary Learners – Lesson planning
220.03 – Setting up activities – Increasing st-st interaction
220.04 – Vocabulary teaching
220.05 – Introducing and practising grammar
220.06 – Teacher Language – Questions
220.07 – Teaching Reading
220.08 – Starting and Finishing lessons – Behaviour management
220.09 – Teaching Speaking
220.10 – Adapting your coursebook
220.11 – Teaching Listening – Pronunciation & Phonology
220.12 – Teacher Language – Praise, Feedback and Motivation