INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 319 Teaching Language Skills I Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Techniques and stages of teaching listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary; building language awareness and teaching skills for language learners at various ages and language proficiency levels; lesson planning and techniques of the specific skills for a variety proficiency levels.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course intends to provide the students the following skills, upon the use of which they will be able to:
• see the role of English in the right perspective and the rationale for learning English as a second language
• get familiarized with the various aspects such as the nature of the language skills to be developed and evaluation
• acquire knowledge of the current trends in the teaching of English
• get familiarized with techniques of oral preparation and practice of language items.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the course: syllabus, books, course objectives and contents, Ss’ responsibilities; Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening): reasons for reading and listening; top- down and bottom-up processing; reading and listening for general understanding/ specific information/ detailed information
  2. Listening: Background to the teaching of listening; the importance of listening in lang. learning;
  3. Listening in the classroom; extensive and intensive listening; listening lesson sequences, affect and attitudes; developing listening comprehension; self access/self-study listening and language learning
  4. Reading: What is reading; Background to the teaching of reading; Principles for teaching reading; extensive and intensive reading; reading lesson sequences, examples of reading sequences
  5. Reading: Purposes for reading, Goals for an effective reading curriculum, planning reading curricula
  6. Teaching productive skills (writing and speaking): productive skills in the classroom Writing; writing conventions, approaches to S writing, writing lesson sequences
  7. Background to the teaching of writing; Principles for teaching writing; evaluation; writing in the classroom
  8. The writing class syllabus design, writing assignments, error correction
  9. Midterm exam
  10. is speaking? Background to teaching speaking; Principles for teaching speaking; classroom techniques and tasks; speaking in the classroom

  1. Speaking: elements of speaking; classroom speaking activities; speaking lesson sequences
  2. Developing children’s listening and speaking in ESL
  3. . Planning lessons; when and how do we plan, what a lesson plan looks like
  4. Syllabuses and course books
  5. Course review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Guest instructor
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)135
    Presentation
    Final Exam150
    Total: 85
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Harmer, Jeremy (2001). The Practice of English Language Teaching, Pearson Education Limited 2001
      • Nunan, David (2003) (Ed.) Practical English Language Teaching, McGraw-Hill, New York

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0