Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM267: Language Awareness for TESOL

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

  • To provide an overview of the theories of language which inform and underpin foreign language teaching.
  • To provide an introduction to the concept of language awareness and its role in language learning.
  • To develop an awareness of phonological, semantic, grammatical and discourse elements of the English language.
  • To develop students’ language analysis skills and techniques and the capacity to apply these to both written and spoken texts.
  • To explore contextual or other variables that influence language use and lead to change or variation.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. apply a thorough understanding of key perspectives in the field of linguistics to the analysis of spoken and written texts;
2. demonstrate a critical understanding of areas of phonology, semantics, grammar and discourse that inform English language learning and teaching;
3. analyse phonological, lexical, grammatical and discourse aspects of English language texts;
4. apply analytical skills to language awareness-raising activities in the TESOL classroom;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. apply language analysis skills to an analysis of spoken and written texts;
6. demonstrate understanding of the concept of language awareness for both teachers and students;
7. undertake a critical exploration of language awareness in own and/or other students’ contexts and demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge in a group production activity;
Personal and Key Skills8. engage in independent study and group/pair work, including the presentation of materials for group and class discussion;
9. digest, select and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and thoughtful analysis of theory to particular professional and socio-cultural situations; and
10. undertake a critical analysis of the relevant academic literature.