LANG40630 SLA + TESOL pedagogy

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of the processes by which learners acquire/ learn language, from a TESOL pedagogical perspective. With reference to the body of research expounded by the CEFR students will explore the student’s language learning journey across key language skill areas, analyse learner differences and address the relationship of language learning to language teaching.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, students will:
be able to explain some of the current theories regarding second language learning and acquisition from the perspective of TESOL
understand the action orientated approach to language learning as presented in the CEFR and Learner Autonomy perspectives
describe acquisition of the four skills and pronunciation from a pedagogical perspective
demonstrate a critical analysis of individual learner differences as well as an ability to analyse learner language for the purposes of understanding language development and selecting appropriate language for learners

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
Presentation: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Essay: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer 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) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Wed 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face