INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
English Language and Literature PhD
2011-2012

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 626 Linguistics and the Teaching of English as a Second Language Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 7.5 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

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. For those interested in technology, there is a 5th unit option for a section on computer-assisted language learning.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. •Introduction to vocabulary learning/teaching
  2. •Vocabulary
  3. •Reading: Nature of reading abilities
  4. •Reading: L1 & L2 reading
  5. •Reading textbook review
  6. •Introduction to writing
  7. •Writing: Process approaches
  8. •Teaching writing to beginning L2 students
  9. •Integrating reading and writing
  10. •Introduction to teaching grammar

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project110
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Final Exam1
    Total: 50
    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)
    • •How Languages are Learned, Third Edition by Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada (HLL)
    • •Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: Third Edition edited by Marianne Celce-Murcia (TESFL)

    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 Examination7,50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0