WiSe 16/17: Ausgewählte Themen der Englischdidaktik ISS/Gym
Oriana Maria Uhl
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 deals with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) as a dual-focused educational approach in which a foreign or second language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language. Over the course of the semester, we will pay attention to theories concerning different school subjects (History, Music, Politics, etc.) as well as advantages and disadvantages of this particular didactical approach.
Course requirements: - presentation or simulation - term paper Readings (The following books are not mandatory; extracts of the texts will be provided via Blackboard): Coyle, Do / Hood, Philip / Marsh, David (2010): CLIL. Content and Language Integrated Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hallet, Wolfgang / Königs, Frank G. (Hrgs.) (2013): Handbuch Bilingualer Unterricht: Content and Language Integrated Learning. Seelze: Kallmeyer.
Lectures, seminars, group work, presentations plus feedback, and discussions.