TEFL Methodology I - 1st semester
a) To acquire concepts and terminology central to teaching-and-learning EFL.
b) To identify, characterize and assesse different methods and approaches in TEFL.
c) To get familiar with national English syllabuses and with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
d) To have a critical understanding of the contemporary uses of digital technology with regard to the implications for teaching and learning.
e) To reflect on teaching-and-learning issues in pedagogical contexts, articulating declarative knowledge (savoir); skills and know-how (savoir-faire); existential competence (savoir-être) and ability to learn (savoir-apprendre).
f) To develop reflection on the foreign language learner, the different teacher roles, and classroom interaction patterns.
g) To build up proposals to develop productive and receptive skills.
h) To increase awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
i) To reflect, analyse and discuss processes to be developed in the classroom using principles and knowledge from methodology classes.
j) To explain evaluation and assessment principles, types and objectives.
k) To describe processes to manage mistakes in a pedagogical positive way.
Ana Gonçalves Matos
Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial
Total - Available soon
Byram, M. and Adelheid Hu (eds) (2013). Routledge Enyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning, 2nd ed. Routledge: Oxon and NY.
Council of Europe (2001). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Harmer, J. (2007). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Harlow: Longman;
Senior, R. (2006). The Experience of Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Spratt, M., A. Pulverness and M. Williams (2011). The TKT Course Modules 1, 2 and 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The course will combine theoretical and practical classes, including presentation, demonstration, practical exercises, group discussion and reflection on the topics studied. Classes will favour the practical implementation of theory, interaction and students active participation both individually and in a group.
Students will carry out individual theoretical and practice assignments throughout the semester (60%) and will pass a written test in class (40%). Regular contribution during classes will be subject to assessment.
a) Language and central concepts underlying TEFL.
b) English syllabi and the CEFRL.
c) Theories, methodologies and approaches to teaching EFL.
d) Receptive and productive skills.
e) Learner motivation, differences between learners and different learning contexts
f) Planning, resources and classroom management.
g) Theories and rationales guiding assessment and evaluation.
h) The role of error in a pedagogical perspective.
i) Testing instruments and techniques.
j) Digital technology in the foreign language classroom.
Programs where the course is taught:
- Teaching English in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education in the specialization area of German
- Teaching English and Foreign Language in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education in the specialization area of Spanish
- Teaching English and Foreign Language in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education in the specialization area of French
- Teaching Portuguese in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education in the specialization area of English
- Masters in Teaching English in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education