LANG40600 The English Teaching Context

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module aims to provide practitioners with the opportunity to explore TESOL and English in different socio-cultural contexts and to critically examine their own place as professionals within these worlds. The module starts with the perspective of the teacher, moves to the context in which they teach (the LTO) and issues of management and career progression, and then view the wider perspective of global requirements of TESOL. The module explores issues of critical pedagogy in relation to TESOL, examines the different kinds of English which may be present in a particular context, and analyses the implications for teachers’ professional identity and continuing development.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to:
Explore teacher engagement, motivation and identity, in the context of planning continuing professional development and supporting teachers
Understand the context of LTOs, including management structure, stakeholders and fit-for-purpose programmes
Explore multilingual ESOL classrooms and contexts, taking account of different learning strategies, approaches and expectations for learning

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group lectures, debate and discussion, peer and group work, critical writing, student presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Presentation: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually, post midterm assessment and post final assignment submission. Draft papers may be submitted for global feedback prior to the final written assignment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 16:00 - 17:50