This unit provides an introduction to the principles of learning and teaching English as an additional language in the era of globalisation and technological developments. It takes a practical approach, addressing a number of contemporary approaches to language pedagogy across all ages and levels. Based on the view of language as a fundamental tool for communicating and meaning-meaning, the unit engages students in a discussion of the cultural and social contexts of language learning and teaching, and encourages them to take a principled, engaging, creative, and analytical approach to language pedagogy. Other topics to be treated include the politics of language teaching and curriculum renewal, and language teachers as researchers.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):