By the end of the course participants should be
1. familiar with terminology related to models of teaching
2. aware of the development of various methods of teaching and their relation to second language acquisition theories
3. aware of the features of the most recent teaching approaches and methods
4. able to critically evaluate the teaching approaches and methods presented
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course will be linked to Ling 3-225 as most of the methods that will be presented have been based on developments of language acquisition, theory and research. Some of the methods will be considered also in terms of their links to more general psychological or educational traditions. The course aims to present and discuss in detail those language teaching methods that came into prominence during the last thirty years. As knowledge of methods is part of the knowledge base of teaching, the course aims to enable future English language teachers to make theory-informed choices in their teaching practice.
methods of teaching, audiolingualism, suggestopedia, TPR, Communicative Approach
Additional bibliography for study
Brown, D.H. 1994. Teaching by Principles. An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. USA: Prentice Hall Regents. (Chapter 4)
Brown, D.H. 2000. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. USA: Prentice Hall Regents. (pp. 95-100)
Brumfit, C.J. 1984. Communicative Methodology in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Celce-Murcia, M. 2001. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.
Frey, K. 1998. Η «Μέθοδος Project». Θεσσαλονίκη: Αφοί Κυριακίδη.
Littlewood, W. 1981. Communicative Language Teaching. An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Larsen-Freeman, D. 1986. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. England: Oxford University Press.
Nunan, D. 1991. Language Teaching Methodology: a Textbook for Teachers. Englewood Cliffs: NJ. Prentice Hall.
Richards, J. & W. Renandya 2002. Methodology in language teaching. An anthology of current practice. Cambridge: CUP. (Chapters 9 & 10)
Rossner, R. & Bolitho, R. 1990. Currents of Change in English Language Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pp. 47-117)
Ruiz de Zarobe, Y. & Jimenez Catalan, R.M. (eds) 2009. Content and Language Integrated Learning. Evidence form Research in Europe. England: Multilingual Matters.
Stern, H.H. 1983. Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching. England: Oxford University Press
Van Ek, J.A. 1979. The Threshold Level. London: Longman.
Willis, D. 1990. The Lexical Syllabus. London: Collins ELT.
Willis, J. 1996. A Framework for Task-Based Learning. Harlow, U.K.: Longman.