Language Awareness for TESOL (EFPM267)

30 credits

 

This module will enhance your language awareness as teachers by providing you with an overview of the theories of language which inform and underpin foreign language teaching. It is a core module and you will use your skills, knowledge and experience as a language learner and teacher to help you explore the topics. You will be introduced to the concept of language awareness and its role in language teaching and the need to develop language awareness in your own students. You will develop skills and techniques of language analysis in the areas of phonological, semantic, grammatical and discourse elements of the English language and will learn how to apply these to both written and spoken texts. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore how language changes as a result of differences in context, time and users, thus developing a wider view of what impacts on our awareness of language.