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126290 KO Principles of English Language Teaching Methodology (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


1 Rieder-Bünemann , Moodle
2 Mehlmauer-Larcher , Moodle
3 Dolgosne Kormos , Moodle
4 Heaney , Moodle
5 Hüttner , Moodle
We 19.05. 12:15-13:45 Digital
6 Rieder-Bünemann , Moodle


Registration information is available for each group.


Group 1

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle



Vorläufig online
Freitag 08:15-09:45
Beginn: 19.03.2021

Group 2

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle



Vorläufig online
Dienstag 08:15-09:45
Beginn: 09.03.2021

Group 3

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle



Vorläufig online
Donnerstag 12:15-13:45
Beginn: 11.03.2021

Group 4

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle



Vorläufig online
Dienstag 12:15-13:45
Beginn: 09.03.2021

Group 5

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Mittwoch 12:15-13:45
Beginn: 10.03.2021

Wednesday 10.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital

Group 6

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle



Vorläufig online
Freitag 10:15-11:45
Beginn: 19.03.2021


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and contents
The course aims at developing a reflective and critical understanding of English Language Teaching in students through a consideration of the guiding principles underlying professional ELT.
The key principles of ELT discussed will cover:
* Principle of research-based teaching
* Principle of accountability in teaching
* Principle of inclusion
Within each of these, a selection of thematic areas will be discussed in greater detail, such as:
* The role of theory in teaching practice
* Professionalism in language teaching
* Standardisation, including E8 standard, standardized final exams
* CEFR, ELP, competence models, curricula
* Multilingualism in the ELT classroom
* Differentiation
* Inclusion of neurodiverse learners
In addition, the course will encourage in-depth engagement by students with a range of current approaches to EFL teaching. This will include:
* Presenting, trying out and evaluating selected approaches to EFL teaching
* Discussion of the ‘post-method era’
* Critical evaluation of CLT
* Influence of general trends on ELT, such English as a lingua franca, new media in teaching
A mixture of methods will be employed, including
* both individual and group online activities in and outside of class time
* synchronous discussions in class
* short presentations by the lecturer
* group presentations by students

Assessment and permitted materials

Course work (active participation in class activities, regular reading & other assignments,
Participation in online discussions & moodle activities, etc.); presenting an approach (group presentation/peer teaching); two-part written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

1) Presenting an approach (30%)
2) Written exam part 1, open book (20%)
3) Written exam part 2, open book (25%)
Course work (25%) must be done in addition to the three named parts; three out of the four parts must be positive.
Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend) 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.

Examination topics

Topics covered in class (see Ziele, Inhalte und Methode/course schedule)

Reading list

Hall, Graham. 2016. ‘Method, methods and methodology: Historical trends and current debates’. In Hall, Graham (Ed.). The Routledge handbook of English language teaching. London: Routledge, Ch. 15.
Hinkel, Eli. (Ed.). 2005. Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Richards, Jack C.; Rodgers, Theodore S. 2014. Approaches and methods in language teaching (3rd
Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Widdowson, Henry. G. 2003. Defining issues in English language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University

Plus reading provided in class and on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: 629; UF BEd 07.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4672

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