TEFL Methodology I




General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Alexandra Gonçalves de Veloso e Matos


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





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.

Teaching method

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.

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter

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.