Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM266: Principles of Language Learning for TESOL

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Gabriela Meier (Convenor)

Dr Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh (Lecturer)


Experience as a teacher of English as a second language.


EFPM267 Language Awareness for TESOL

Available via distance learning


In this module we discuss and critically evaluate language learning theories that developed over the last 100 years or so, and highlight key issues that are relevant to our field today. While its emphasis is on learning a second, other or additional language, we also draw on theories about first language learning. The module clearly focuses on language learning, however, it also discusses what implications these insights have on teaching. Participants are invited to reflect on their own language learning and teaching in the light of the theories presented. The seminar uses various methods to facilitate engagement with the module content: brief lecture style presentations, question and answer, group discussions, pair discussion, student presentations, discussion of relevant articles, concept maps, poster presentations, etc. The participants are given guidance of how to prepare for each seminar and they are invited to actively participate.

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