By course completion, students will:

  • understand how language is acquired
  • understand what constitutes error in a language
  • know the principles on which modern language teaching is based
  • understand what phonetics and phonology are
  • know which methodologies can be used to teach English
  • know how to use materials and aids to teach English in class
  • know how to organize the class
  • know how to design effective lesson plans

Module 1: Language theory

  • The nature of language and its acquisition
  • Teaching methodologies and principles

Module 2: Language teaching methodologies

  • Teaching language skills
  • Teaching material and aids

Module 3: Classroom planning & organization

  • ​The syllabus and Scheme of Work
  • Teacher's Roles
  • Different types of learners
  • Organising the class
  • Lesson planning

Module 4: Linguistics & language teaching

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Grammar, Morphology and Linguistic applications

teaching practicum

Students will have an opportunity to plan and provide a demo lesson to their classmates. Students are trained to prepare lesson plans involving the four fundamental skills, as well as grammar and pronunciation. The instructor will evaluate students’ lesson plans and classroom teaching and the marks obtained will go into their final grade.

All trainees are required to complete the final assignment within two weeks of the completion of the course. A complete list of assessments is as follows:

  • One written assignment from each section of the main textbook (for a total of six written tasks); each should be a minimum of 1000 words, with evidence of further reading for a possible grade of A or better (as per LTTC criteria)
  • Six lesson plans selected from the choices in module 3B assignment; each lesson plan should include handouts and activities, and the submission should be a minimum of 1000 words
  • Submission of the final exam (open book) from module 4B
  • Teaching practicum: 30minute lesson to be conducted at the end of the course