Module 9: Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills (TEFL010)

Module: Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills

Units: Unit 1: Principles of Teaching Writing Skills; Unit 2: The Writing Lesson; Unit 3: Designing Appropriate Language Activities

Module outline: Teaching Writing Skills is a challenge as writing skill itself is seen as the hardest and most complex form of language mastery. This module presents the strategies required to execute an effective lesson. It puts forward some challenges that will need to be overcome, and how to design appropriate writing activities to incorporate into your lessons.

Why teach and assess writing skills?
Writing an academic paper, a business e-mail, filling in a form, or texting a friend. These are all skills that could come across the path of your students. In this module we guide you through the principles and various kinds of activities that you can employ to help your students write purposefully.

By the end of this module, you will know:
• the language acquisition principles relevant to teaching writing skills to facilitate language learning.
• that multilingualism offers great value in learning languages.
• how to design appropriate activities to develop the writing skills of students.

By the end of this module, you will understand:
• and design and effective writing lesson.
• 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 writing.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
• Design appropriate Language activities for Writing 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 writing 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
  • Principles of Teaching Writing Skills
  • Principles of Teaching Writing Skills
  • Principles of Teaching Writing (Test)
  • Unit 2
  • The Writing Lesson
  • The Writing Lesson (Test)
  • Unit 3
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities (Application)
  • UNIT 4
  • Online Aspects
  • Online Aspects (Application)
  • Module Assessment
  • Module 9 Assignment sample
  • Reflect & Engage
  • Module Reflection
  • References & Useful Resources
  • Module 9 Discussion
  • TEFL Module 9 Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed