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Language Teaching and Learning in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Professor Bojana Petric
  • Assessment: an essay of 3500-4000 words (100%)

Module description

In this module you will gain an overview of current issues in second/foreign language teaching, particularly with reference to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). You will develop a critical understanding of key theoretical, methodological and practical issues in language teaching, and assess their relevance for language pedagogy in their own contexts.

Indicative syllabus

  • Contexts of language teaching
  • Approaches and methods in language teaching/the post-method era
  • Trends in current language teaching methodology: task-based and content-based language teaching
  • The teaching of English as an international language
  • The language teaching curriculum (language systems and skills)
  • Language teaching resources and materials
  • Teaching language for specific purposes
  • Assessment and testing in language teaching
  • Language programme evaluation