Aims and Assessment

Assessment

Candidates are assessed continuously throughout the course. Primarily, candidates are graded on their ability to plan, prepare and deliver lessons. Secondly, candidates are appraised on 4 written assignments related to classroom teaching which are internally assessed and externally moderated. There are no written exams.

Objectives

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

* Evaluate the needs of learners, plan, prepare and teach lessons which demonstrate an awareness of students´ learning styles, ability and previous learning.

* Demonstrate knowledge of the terms used in teaching English and of different teaching principles.

* Demonstrate knowledge of how the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are learnt and taught.

* Demonstrate knowledge of how the systems of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are learnt and taught.

* Give lessons which build up the language competence of learners.

* Demonstrate a variety of teaching skills and a high degree of professionalism.