12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
9 units of Second Level topics
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ESOL8005, ESOL9005, LANG2002, LANG8002 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic explores the key principles of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It emphasises the development of pedagogical skill in the planning and organisation of lessons and units of work. It explores key concepts in language teaching and integrates these into a cohesive approach of teaching by principles.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop disciplinary knowledge in the field of TESOL
  • Assist with the development of pedagogical competence in TESOL
  • Enable students to apply this knowledge in TESOL contexts
  • Promote an awareness of approaches that inform classroom practice
  • Encourage creative planning of classroom learning experiences
  • Highlight the relationship between learner motivation and successful learning outcomes
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. State principles of language teaching
  2. Explain the relationship between principles of language teaching and classroom practice
  3. Apply principles of language teaching to classroom practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.