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3.02.201 Seminar: An Introduction to Teaching Literature - Details
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General information

Subtitle
Course number 3.02.201
Semester Sommersemester 2019
Current number of participants 24
maximum number of participants 22
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Mon , 17.06.2019 12:00 - 14:00, Room: A01 0-010 a
Type/Form
Lehrsprache englisch

Topics

Klausur, Texts, Traditions and Personal Insights, Test on Thaler + Asimov`s The Fun They Had, Creating & Analysing Teaching Materials, Text Book Analysis

Course location / Course dates

A01 0-010 a Monday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 01/04/19) (12x)

Module assignments

Comment/Description

Teaching literature in the EFL Classroom
Amongst the current generation of teaching professionals, the question whether literature – both with a capital and a small `l´- should be used in the EFL classroom is usually answered with a resounding “yes!”.
For years critics of the competence-based approach have been calling for literature to be re-established as a means of fostering an education that goes beyond a mere acquisition of a certain skill set. In our digital age the number of literary texts available online as well as the products emerging from the communication between readers, texts and authors open up new types of literary discourse and expression transcending age, nationality and educational background.
On the other hand, future teachers of English are bound to come across restrictions regarding their choice of literary works as well as the topics connected to them. German Abitur exams in particular require close scrutiny of the curriculum. Set texts and a variety of linguistic and analytical skills will be required to meet the assessment standards stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
From primary school through to the final years of secondary school and Abitur-level both extensive reading of literary texts as well as reading with a view of composing a piece of writing are expected to be fostered systematically.
The seminar aims at providing an overview of different literary texts, approaches and methods viable in the EFL classroom. Starting with visualisation techniques, story telling, scenic interpretation and creative writing participants are expected to get actively involved in classes by creating their own literary products and exchanging ideas about the viability of different didactic approaches.
Against the backdrop of current research in Didactics, participants are expected to analyse teaching and learning materials as well as (excerpts from) current textbooks for various age groups. Different approaches towards teaching literature will be explored.
The development of units of work and lesson plans will be informed by relevant theories of language learning and teaching and can be critically applied to a selection of tasks, resources and ideas for projects connected to teaching literature.
Lesson planning and the analysis of lessons involves
• realistic target setting,
• allowing for differentiation,
• an appropriate choice of materials and media
• as well as devising appropriate assessment strategies.

As a final assessment, there will be a test paper at the end of term.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ang620 Aufbau FD LitCult".
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  • Enrollment possible from 11.03.2019, 06:00 to 31.05.2019, 23:00.
  • It is allowed to enroll to max. 1 courses in this admission.
  • This setting is active from 11.03.2019 06:00 to 31.05.2019 23:59
    At least one of these conditions are required for enrollment:
    • Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
    • Degree is Master of Education (Grundschule)
    • Subject is English Studies
    • Subject is Englisch
    • Subject is Anglistik
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in these courses will be assigned at 15.03.2019, 08:00. Addional seats may be added to a wait list.
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