this course, students will learn how language, language use, skills, and
assessment in real-world contexts are related to English language education and
language learners. Language can be described in terms of its vocabulary,
grammar, and texts at discourse and pragmatic levels and analyzed using
technology (e.g., corpus linguistics). Language skills (listening, speaking,
pronunciation, reading, and writing) and how they are assessed will be explored
in light of the current applied linguistics literature. The processes of how
learners with varying learning styles, strategies, and degrees of motivation
acquire and are socialized into language(s), especially English, will also be
discussed. To achieve learning outcomes of this course, students will (A) practice
sharing their thoughts or reflections on classroom readings; (B) write an essay
on their history of language learning, teaching, and use; (C) review the
literature on a topic relevant to applied linguistics; and (D) write an
evaluation of an English language teaching program in a real-world context in
view of the literature.
This course equips students with necessary content, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and pedagogical approaches to teaching English as a foreign language at the tertiary level based on current theories and practices. The first four weeks of the course provide a profound knowledge base for English Language teaching and Education, attitudes as a language teacher, and pedagogical approaches to teaching English as a foreign language. The next six weeks of the course equip students with the content matters of teaching and assessing receptive (Reading and Listening) and productive (Speaking and Writing) competences in EFL classrooms. The last six weeks are for students to design EFL Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing digital materials and assessments and present the materials and assessments in mini-teaching. After the mini teaching, they need to evaluate and reflect on their teaching through a reflective journal. Such a reflective evaluation helps students make sense of their teaching, teaching materials, and assessment. The teaching and learning processes are conducted through workshops, discussions, presentations, mini teaching, and reflection.