Module Details

IA658-7-SP-CO: Teaching Practice Ii

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Essex Pathways
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Comments: Open to MA TEFL only.

Supervisor: Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones
Teaching Staff: Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones, Judith Holverson, Dr Ritta Husted, Janet Smith
Contact details: jpsumm

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This is a practice-based module and consists of teaching, and observation of teaching. The teaching consists of planning, teaching, and evaluating your lessons. The observation consists of guided observation of your peers.
You are likely to be teaching adult students of mixed language background. However, if the group is large, it is possible that the teaching will be carried out as peer teaching.

By the end of the module participants should be more aware of how to:
* Select and adapt teaching materials
* Plan lessons
* Select and prepare teaching aids
* Manage a group of adult learners
* Highlight aspects of language form and meaning for learners
* Provide opportunities for learners to develop their speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills
* Evaluate activities and lessons
* Relate observations and reflections to the pedagogical literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

You will be in a group of 5 or 6 people and will attend one three-hour meeting each week, consisting of observation and participation in lesson planning and preparation (every week), teaching (probably every second week), group discussion of the day's lessons, and consultation about lesson planning for future lessons. It is vital that you attend ALL sessions.

100% coursework assessment. The assessment will have two components: Assignment one: Teaching practice (planning, teaching, evaluation) 40% Assignment two: A guided written reflection on the experience of teaching practice 60%, both your own teaching and the teaching of the other members of your teaching team.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Teaching practice (60%) Reflective practice (40%) - 1,000 word report to be submitted in week 25.

Other information

MA in TEFL only.


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