INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
English Language and Literature PhD
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 626 Linguistics and the Teaching of English as a Second Language Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
This class offers a foundation in approaches and techniques for the teaching of second or foreign languages from the perspective of linguistics and second language acquisition research. Though the perspective is theory and research based, this is not a course about research. It is rather about how to use research and generalizations derived from it to inform language teaching practice. While the focus is on the teaching of English, the principles underlying the approaches and techniques discussed are applicable to the teaching of any language. We concentrate on spoken language development, but reading and writing are also touched on briefly.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the course
  2. English as a first, second and foreign language Second language learning
  3. Techniques and principles in language teaching
  4. Individual differences in L2 learning
  5. Classroom language learning and teaching
  6. Second language teaching practice: listening
  7. Second language teaching practice: speaking
  8. Second language teaching practice: reading
  9. Mid-term exam
  10. Second language teaching practice: writing
  11. Second language teaching practice: vocabulary
  12. Second language teaching practice: grammar
  13. Assessing language skills
  14. Integrated approaches
  15. Course review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project115
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Final Exam150
    +in-class assignment 15
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • Core modules focus on syllabus and materials design, the theory and practice of language teaching and learning
    • • ways of teaching grammar and vocabulary
    • • a wide variety of modules, some of which have a very practical language teaching focus
    • • the language-teaching context and related teacher-training and management issues
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Lightboun, P., Spada, N. (2013). How languages are learned (4th edition). Oxford University Press.
    • • Celce-Murcia, M. (ed.) (2014). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (3rd edition). Boston: Heinle & Heinle, Thomas Learning.

    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