The aim of this course is to familiarise student teachers with the practicalities of teaching in the context of the primary and secondary ELT classroom in state schools. The actual procedure is the following: announcement of teaching practice course, submission of application, assessment of applications, and announcement of results. The following selection criteria apply: prior successful attendance of Ling1-101 Language Mastery I, Ling1-102 Language Mastery ΙΙ, Ling3-225 Second Language Acquisition, Ling3-226 Methodology of Teaching Modern Languages, and Ling3-329 The Classroom: Principles and Practice. Applicants should have enrolled in their 7th or 8th semester of their studies at the time of application. This particular course is offered both in the fall (allocation late October-December) and spring semester (allocation in school: March-May). More information could be drawn from http://www.enl.auth.gr/pa.
By the end of this course, student teachers will have learned how to:
• Make coherent and explicit lesson plans
• Reflect upon their own as well as others’ teaching in a critical way
• Select appropriate teaching materials for a given class
• Give effective instructions
• Teach English through English.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to teaching practice
Developing observation skills
Teaching learning strategies
teaching, feedback, lesson planning, reflective thinking, developing teaching materials
Additional bibliography for study
Cohen, L. Manion, L. and Morrison, K. 2002. A Guide to Teaching Practice. London; RoutledgeFalmer (pp. 186-219 and 281-357).
Gower, R., Phillips, D. and Walters, S. 2005. Teaching Practice: A Handbook for Teachers in Training. Oxford: Macmillan
Sougari, A,-M. 2006. Teaching English in the Primary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Practice. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press.
Convery, A. and Coyle, D. 1999. Differentiation and Individual Learners: A Guide for Classroom Practice. London: CILT.
Davis, P. and Rinvolucri, M. 1988. Dictation: New Methods, New Possibilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Harmer, J. 1998. How to Teach English. Harlow: Longman.
Harmer, J. 2010. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Pearson Longman.
Prodromou, L. 1992. Mixed-ability Classes. London: Macmillan Publishers.
Puchta, H. and Schratz, M. 1993. Teaching Teenagers. England: Longman.
Richards, J. and Lockhart, C. 1996. Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Scrivener, J. 2005. Learning Teaching: A Guidebook for English Language Teachers. Oxford: Heinemann ELT.
Ur, P. 1996. A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.