Module 4: Teaching Methodology (TEFL005)

Module: Teaching Methodology

Units: Unit 1: Introducing Concepts; 2: Practice and Feedback; Unit 3: Evaluation; Unit 4: The Communicative Approach; Unit 5: Teaching Tools; Unit 6: Online Teaching

Module outline: Teaching Methodology is a module that dives deeper into each of the various parts of the teaching and learning process. Effectively introducing concepts and grabbing your learners’ attention with a “hook” is just as important as keep and living up to that attention when students engage and practice, and you provide them with feedback. We then move on to assessments, for learning and for measuring, because both will be required in most teaching environments. The communicative approach is then addressed as it is central to the way that we put all the pieces of a lesson together in a language classroom. But we also provide you with some solid tools to use to successfully do all of the above.

Why is teaching methodology important?
Preparing for a lesson is a new experience for most, so what should you plan for? How are you going to go about teaching each concept? We answer the question of WHAT to plan during your lessons. Learn how to do this with the eye on teaching a foreign language and get equipped with all the tools necessary to do this effectively in a class and online.

By the end of this module, you will know:
• the different learning theories and factors that impact on language acquisition.
• the factors like age, multilingualism, and cognitive style that impacts on learning languages.
• that neuroscientific research has shown various factors that influence language acquisition.
• why assessment occurs.
• the various kinds of assessments.
• how to evaluate results from assessments and what actions they imply.
• as well as design, and implement formative assessment tools for learners.
• as well as design, and implement summative assessment tools for learners.
• as well as design, and implement performance-based assessment tools for learners.
• as well as design, and implement criteria-based assessment and rubrics.

By the end of this module, you will understand:
• that research demonstrates that various factors affect language acquisition.
• the different learning theories surrounding language acquisition.
• the teaching process that incorporates achievable and assessable goals that provide the opportunity for feedback.
• that teachers rely on a range of learning activities and strategies to allow for effective teaching and learning.
• that there are various assessment types for various purposes.
• that learner assessments impact decisions and planning for teaching and learning.
• that assessments need to be authentic, valid and reliable.
• that assessment facilitates critical self-reflection, and peer interactions.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
• Introduce new concepts to students using various methods and media.
• Begin and manage the teaching process by having learners actively engage in learning activities assessments.
• Provide feedback to students as they work to support learning.
• Demonstrate that different language theories can impact your ability to implement effective language activities.
• Apply language acquisition theories and methods to your teaching.
• Provide learners with concepts, real life practice, and feedback on their language use.
• Develop lessons that provide for explicit modelling, and the opportunity to collaborate, cooperate, achieve autonomy, practice, and receive feedback.
• Implement various teaching activities and strategies.
• Check for understanding and provide meaningful and useful feedback.
• Show your understanding of different assessment types and how to use the ensuing results for planning teaching and learning in the future.

10 hours | Video, study and check for understanding
  • Introduction
  • Unit 1
  • Language Acquisition Theories
  • Language Acquisition Theories (Study and Research)
  • Unit 2
  • Introducing New Concepts
  • Introducing New Concepts
  • Introducing New Concepts (Application)
  • Unit 3
  • Practice and Feedback
  • Practice & Feedback
  • Practice & Feedback (Application)
  • Unit 4
  • Evaluation
  • Evaluation (Application)
  • Evaluation (Application)
  • Unit 5
  • The Communicative Approach
  • The Communicative Approach (Test)
  • Unit 6
  • Teaching Tools
  • Teaching Tools (Test)
  • Unit 7
  • Online Teaching
  • Online Teaching (Application)
  • Module Assessment
  • Module Assessment Instruction
  • Lesson Outline
  • Model Lesson
  • Module 4 Assignment
  • Reflect & Engage
  • Module Reflection
  • References & Resources
  • Module 4 Discussion
  • TEFL Module 4 Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed