Module 7: Teaching and Assessing Receptive Skills (TEFL008)

Module: Teaching and Assessing Receptive Skills

Units: Unit 1: Listening Skills; 2: Reading Skills Unit; 3: Designing Appropriate Language Activities

Module outline: Teaching Receptive skills is the obvious counterpoint to learning receptive skills and the first phase in language acquisition. Language development relies on referencing what we have experienced elsewhere. Throughout this module we will examine the principles and challenges behind teaching listening skills and reading skills. We will also investigate the principles behind designing activities that will engage and progress your students.

Why teach and assess receptive skills?
We all want to read and listen for both information and enjoyment. The fulfilment of opening the world to students through these two mediums is immeasurable. There are nuances associated with these skills even though some overlap exists. Explore the concepts of teaching these invaluable skills to your students in this module.

By the end of this module, you will know:
• the principles behind teaching receptive skills (reading and listening).
• that multilingualism offers great value in learning languages.
• how to design effective language exercises and activities for each of these skills.
• how to effectively introduce and provide feedback for each of these skills.

By the end of this module, you will understand:
• language acquisition principles relevant to teaching receptive skills to facilitate language learning.
• that language learning takes place through cognitive and social processes.
• that research demonstrates that various factors affect language acquisition.
• the significance of applying differentiated techniques that target the four macro language skills, specifically listening and reading.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
• Effectively introduce and teach listening skills.
• Effectively introduce and teach reading skills.
• Effectively practice listening and reading skills.
• Apply language acquisition theories and methods to your teaching.
• Provide learners with concepts, real life practice, and feedback on their language use.
• Provide learners with learning experiences that promote independence, and collaboration.
• Incorporate activities and materials that integrate listening and reading skills for differentiated purposes.
• Show your ability to plan learning designed for your learners’ needs.
• Plan practice activities and assessments that develop the authentic use of language for differentiated purposes.
• Implement various teaching activities and strategies.

10 hours | Video, study and check for understanding
  • Introduction
  • Unit 1
  • Listening Skills
  • Listening Skills (Self-Reflection)
  • Unit 2
  • Reading Skills
  • Reading Skills (Application)
  • Unit 3
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities (Test)
  • Module Assessment
  • Module 7 Assignment
  • Reflect & Engage
  • Module Reflection
  • References & Useful Resources
  • Module 7 Discussion
  • TEFL Module 7 Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed