Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM268: Developing an Appropriate Language Teaching Methodology

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
A number of written activities and group tasks which examine the principle of appropriate methodology in relation to the teaching of the different skill areas500 words equivalent each(ILO 3 and 5)Verbal comments and review from peers and tutor

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
One essay which considers theoretical insights and their practical application to the development of an appropriate methodology for teaching either the skill of reading, writing, speaking or listening, or the teaching of pronunciation, lexis or grammar.1003,750 words 1-4, 6, 7-9 Written feedback in the form of comments on the assignment.


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Essayre-submission of essay1-4, 6, 7-96 weeks