TEFL Methodology I


-To acquire central concepts and terminology of teaching-and-learning EFL
-To identify, characterize and assess different TEFL approaches and methods
-To get familiar with national English syllabuses and the CEFRL
-To have a critical understanding of the contemporary uses of digital technology within TEFL
-To reflect on teaching-and-learning issues in pedagogical contexts, articulating declarative knowledge; skillsand know-how; existential competence and ability to learn
-To develop a reflective outlook on the foreign language learner, the different teacher roles, and classroom-interaction patterns
-To draw up proposals for productive and receptive skills development
-To increase awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity
-To reflect on, analyse and discuss processes to be developed in the classroom
-To explain evaluation and assessment principles, types and objectives
-To describe processes to manage mistakes and errors pedagogically

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Lili Lopes Cavalheiro


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





- Byram, M. & A. Hu (Eds) (2013) The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. Routledge
- Council of Europe (2018) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CV.
- Deusen-Scholl, N. & S. May (Eds) (2017) Second and Foreign Language Education. Springer
- Donaghy, K. & D. Xerri (Eds) (2017) The Image in ELT. ELT Council
- Farrel, T. & G. Jacobs (2010) Essentials for Successful ELT. Continuum
- Gao, X. (Ed) (2019) Second Handbook of English Language Teaching. Springer
- Harmer, J. (2015). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Pearson
- Maley, A. & N. Peachey (Eds) (2015) Creativity in the English Language Classroom. British Council
- Spratt, M., A. Pulverness and M. Williams (2011). The TKT Course Modules 1, 2 and 3. 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

Assessment methods - Theoretical and practical assignments throughout the semester (60%), Written test in class(40%)

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.