WiSe 16/17: Ausgewählte Themen der Englischdidaktik - Schwerpunkt Grundschule
The focus of this course is the professional activity of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), considered both theoretically (as an object of investigation) and practically (as realized in ... read more
The focus of this course is the professional activity of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), considered both theoretically (as an object of investigation) and practically (as realized in the classroom). This course covers selected topics in the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), which may include: selected determinants of foreign language learning and teaching, communicative competence- and task-based language teaching, literary learning, methods and strategies, diversity and heterogeneity, inclusion, differentiation in the EFL classroom, etc. The aim is to critically investigate scholarly publications as well as relevant studies, leading participants to form educated hypotheses and deductions for the EFL classroom.
The course requires regular attendance, active participation, extensive reading, and an in-class presentation, including a handout. Credits can be obtained by submitting a term paper of 12-15 pages (Modulprüfung).
This course will focus on the methodology and principles of teaching English in the primary classroom. We will look at teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Special attention will be paid to approaches such as storytelling, storyline, creative writing and CLIL.
Introductory readings: Cameron, Lynne (2001): Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Böttger, Heiner (Hg.) (2012): Englisch. Didaktik für die Grundschule. Berlin: Cornelsen.
More relevant readings will be announced at the beginning of the term.
Lectures, seminars, group work, presentations plus feedback, and discussions.