What kinds of written materials should English language teachers use in class? Are authentic written texts more appropriate for classroom use than simplified texts? Should teachers provide students with German translations of all the difficult English vocabulary in a text? Should instructions be written in the second person? These are some of the questions we will discuss and find answers to in this course.
The main aim of this course is for students to practice selecting effective, level‐appropriate
reading materials for the English language classroom and to design tasks to accompany them. In
order to achieve this, students will be expected to design their own reading worksheets based on
both authentic and simplified texts.
Note: For students studying MEd (Gym) and MA (English Studies), this course forms half of the compulsory module ang900: Language Skills for Proficiency, and is graded. For students studying MEd (WiPäd), the course is part of ang702 and is assessed on a pass-fail basis.
In this course, we will be focusing on teaching speaking through activities such as role plays and discussions. The main goal is for students to learn how to create effective speaking activities and materials that can be used in the classroom.
Students will be assessed via a portfolio, which will include designing two speaking activities: one to be submitted in written form and the second to be presented in an oral test. Additionally, students will be expected to participate actively in class, including taking part in workshops.
For students studying MEd (Gym) and MA (English Studies), this course forms half of the compulsory module ang900: Language Skills for Proficiency, and is graded. For students studying MEd (WiPäd), the course is part of ang702 and is assessed on a pass-fail basis.
This course is part of the module ang702 and is open for students for both ‘Grundschule’ and ‘Haupt-/Realschule’ within GHR 300. Students who are serving the internship (Praxisblock/Praxisphase GHR300) in summer are advised to take this class in the winter term.
The aims of this course are:
- to help students design and plan lessons which are theory-based and research-informed
- to help students analyse content (language) and methods
- to provide opportunities for students to practice informed reflection of their own teaching and teaching materials
This course is assessed via a portfolio, details of which will be discussed in the first session.
Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 05/04/16), MM
Notes for the module
abgeschlossenes Bachelor Studium
Das Modul sollte besucht werden im 1. oder 2. Studienjahr.
Time of examination
Ende der Vorlesungszeit/Beginn der vorlesungsfreien Zeit
Skills to be acquired in this module
Studierende können didaktische und methodische Problemstellungen beim Aufbau von fremdsprachlichen Kompetenzen reflektiert darstellen und auf Aspekte der Unterrichtsgestaltung übertragen und insbesondere
Hypothesen und Theorien zum Fremdsprachenerwerb problemorientiert beschreiben und erläutern
Ansätze und Verfahren kommunikativen Unterrichtens erläutern
Entwicklungen von fremdsprachlichen Fähigkeiten lerntheoretisch beschreiben
Neuere didaktische Konzepte fremdsprachlichen Lehrens und Lernens einordnen und erläutern
Kriterien für die Evaluation von Unterrichtsmodellen theoriegeleitet entwickeln und benennen