Introduction to Language Teaching

Please note: this is archived course information from 2019 for LANGTCHG 101.


LANGTCHG 101 introduces you to communicative language teaching, which has been the dominant approach in second language teaching for the past forty years.

Course sessions in LANGTCHG 101 outline how to teach grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and pronunciation to speakers of other languages. The course also compares traditional and communicative approaches, introduces basic teaching micro-skills and class management techniques, provides an overview of course planning processes and the use of teaching materials and technology and discusses the different roles of teachers and learners.

There will be explicit instruction from the lecturer, analysis of DVD lesson segments and micro-teaching lesson extracts and opportunities for small-group and whole-class tasks and discussion.

You will be assessed through two major assignments and two tests. The two assignments will require you to demonstrate your understanding of theoretical concepts from the course as you complete practice-oriented tasks such as analysing a lesson segment, or evaluating a coursebook unit.

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Availability 2019

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Neil Matheson


LANGTCHG 101 course text


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LANGTCHG 101: 15 points