Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Prof. Dr. Susanne Niemeier
Wed 8.30-10.00 Uhr, E 011
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:
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.