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