7641.18 - History & Methodology of English Language Teaching (ELT)
History & Methodology of English Language Teaching (ELT)
To give students a working knowledge of the history, theories and methodology of English Language teaching (ELT) and the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) to competently and critically evaluate curriculum design for teaching English.
• The theories of ELT • TEFL and its methodology • Curriculum, syllabus design and kinds of syllabi • Designing TEFL lessons for 4-7 & 8-10 in schools
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, projects and pair/group work of student teaching
On completion of the course, learners should be able to: • Describe and critically discuss the various theories of TEFL. • Identify the various approaches to TEFL methodology and apply them in the context of the classroom. • Apply TEFL criteria to evaluate English textbooks in use in schools and their relevance to the curriculum and their efficacy as materials for language learning.
Written assignment on given topics.
Approaches and methods in language teaching – Richards and Rodgers. Cambridge University Press, 1986. What teachers need to know about teaching methods – Peter Westwood. Acer Press, 2008 + Current research articles