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Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Module 1

Prof. Dr. Susanne Niemeier
Tel.: 2012
E-Mail: niemeier at
Sprechstunde Di 14-15, Raum F 119

Wed 8.30-10.00 Uhr, E 011

Wintersemester 2009
Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz

First meeting: Oct 28, 2009

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of teaching English as a foreign language, such as the shift in basic theories from instructivism to constructivism, which privileges the learner’s point of view., the classroom as a stage and a workshop for teachers and learners, various forms of teaching which promote the processes of cultural understanding, language awareness, learning vocabulary and grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, the use of media and finally, forms of assessment and evaluation.

Assignments and assessment:
The assignments are intended to facilitate your own learning processes and to develop your skills in logical argument, oral and written communication, teaching and learning.

Please do not miss more than 2 classes; read all of the required texts carefully (see detailed syllabus and additional material on WebCT), take notes, formulate at least 3 questions and 3 answers for each topic; participate in discussions. Final examination: about central concepts of teaching and learning of English as a foreign language.

Please register in KLIPS for this course.

The module exam, a third of which will be devoted to questions from TEFL, will presumably take place on February 17, 2010 and you need to register for that as well.

Basic literature:
Müller-Hartmann, Andreas/Marita Schocker-von Ditfurth, 2004, Introduction to English Language Teaching. Stuttgart: Klett. ISBN: 978-3-12-939631-5 (bei Reuffel vorrätig)

    Further literature:
  • Bach, Gerhard/Johannes-P. Timm, 20033, Englischunterricht. Stuttgart: UTB.
  • Doff, Sabine/Friederike Klippel, 2007, Englischdidaktik. Berlin: Cornelsen.
  • Gehring, Wolfgang, 20042, Englische Fachdidaktik. Eine Einführung. Berlin: Erich Schmied Verlag.
  • Roche, Jörg, 2005, Fremdsprachenerwerb/Fremdsprachendidaktik. Tübingen: Francke.
  • Timm, Johannes-P. (ed.), 1998. Englisch lehren und lernen. Berlin: Cornelsen.
  • Weskamp, Ralf, 2001, Fachdidaktik: Grundlagen und Konzepte. Berlin. Cornelsen.

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