WiSe 15/16: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
This course provides an overview of the basic principles, concepts and open questions in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Topics covered include: history and perspectives ... Lesen Sie weiter
This course provides an overview of the basic principles, concepts and open questions in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Topics covered include: history and perspectives of English language teaching; TEFL's foundations in psychology, linguistics and pedagogy; theories of second/foreign language acquisition; curriculum and curricular decision making; methodology (historical and systematic); literature and cultural studies; textbook analysis and evaluation; characteristics of a good lesson; assessment. Course meetings are conducted in English and occasionally in German (CEF: C1/C2).
Textbook: Thaler, Engelbert (2012): Englisch unterrichten. Grundlagen - Kompetenzen - Methoden. Berlin: Cornelsen.
Students are expected to attend class regularly and to participate actively, which includes reading assigned texts to prepare for each session, and giving a presentation ("Impulsreferat," approx. 10 minutes, with handout). The topic of the "Hausarbeit" (requirements to be found in the style sheet) can either be taken from this course or from the "Proseminar", the second constituent of the "Basismodul". The paper is to be handed in after successful completion of both module constituents ("Grundkurs & Proseminar").
Seminars, group work, hands-on activities, presentations plus feedback, lectures and discussions.