Foreign language teaching at primary level is based on communicative
approaches ranging from CLT and TBLT to content-based and bilingual teaching. The
aim of this module is to help students advance their theoretical and practical
understanding of teaching in an EFL classroom as well as further their
knowledge of theoretical perspectives on and processes of second language
acquisition. Therefore, we will explore research studies and analyse classroom examples
of different communicative approaches to EFL teaching (CTL, TBLT and bilingual
teaching). The module also aims to encourage student self- reflection as practitioners.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
define and outline theoretical perspectives which
underpin English language teachingidentify and analyse skills and strategies
fundamental to English language teachingdiscuss key issues relating to English language
teachingdemonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the
diversity of learners and to the considerations of teaching/ learning
contextscritically reflect on their role as teachers in an EFL classroom
Active participation in seminars is expected.
Submission of the portfolio is a prerequisite for taking the exam.
This class is offered to students who are studying for
primary school (GS), and to those Sek I (HS/RS) students who are taking part in
the Certificate for Bilingual Teaching and Learning. All teaching approaches we
are looking at are relevant for secondary classes, as well. Sek I (HS/RS)
students who are taking the Certificate need to register with me personally
(please send me an email indicating your student ID number). Sek. I students
(HS/RS) who do not take part in the Certificate are referred to the
"Realschule Didactics" class.
It is recommended to take this class in your FIRST OR SECOND MASTER SEMESTER
and not during the practical phase.