ang713 - English Language Teaching (Course overview)

ang713 - English Language Teaching (Course overview)

Institute of English and American Studies 12 KP
Module components Semester courses Summer semester 2024 Examination
Seminar (Fachdidaktik)
  • Limited access 3.02.480 - S Current Issues in ELT Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gehring

    Monday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (from 08/04/24)

  • Limited access 3.02.481 - S Methodology in ELT Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gehring

    Tuesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 02/04/24)

  • Limited access 3.02.482 - S Teaching Advanced EFL Students Show lecturers
    • Dr. Sylke Bakker

    Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 02/04/24)

    This class aims at providing an overview of what teaching advanced EFL classes (B1-B2+) actually involves in terms of lesson preparation and assessment strategies. Using standardised tests as a starting point to sharpen one`s diagnostic skills, we shall then turn to different types of tasks designed to foster language learning and thus help pupils to reach a higher level on the CEFR scale. Due to the sheer scope of the various skills that need to be fostered in an average EFL classroom, we shall focus our attention on different learning and teaching materials in order to critically assess whether they are actually fit for purpose. Consequently, designing adequate worksheets, tests and online resources will be the next step in an effort to improve teaching skills and to develop proper units of work (rather than "spur of the moment" teaching). Criteria of successful EFL teaching - both from Germany and the UK - will be applied to all the products designed in class in order to enhance lesson planning expertise. As EFL teachers in Germany are expected to deliver the national (KMK standards) and the regional curriculum (KC Niedersachsen), a rigorous study of the documents in question is required. Against the backdrop of the Pandemic, opportunities and limits of digital EFL teaching will be examined. Relevant reference needs to be studied in order to work on an expert view on the issue. By the end of term participants are expected to -sit two in-class assessments in the course of the term -compose a 1500 word essay based on relevant literature -take part in classroom discourse by providing comments and results from academic reading -be able to critically examine lesson plans against the backdrop of the competence-based approach All these skills shall be demonstrated and displayed in a portfolio which will be awarded a final grade. The two in-class (and ON CAMPUS!!!) tests and the essay comprise said portfolio so that participants will receive their grade by the end of term.

  • Limited access 3.02.483 - S Teaching Literature in the Inclusive EFL Classroom Show lecturers
    • Dr. Sylke Bakker

    Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 02/04/24)

    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. Schemes of work submitted by students will be put under close scrutiny by peers and the lecturer in order to determine their viability in the classroom. Ideally, concepts and strategies will be put into practice during subsequent internships. As regards the submission of coursework as part of your final assessment, all participants are required to hand in two parts of a portfolio, thus showing their ability to plan and reflect on lessons and schemes of work or tasks. The first assessment is scheduled to take place ON CAMPUS on 14th May 2024 . Make sure to be available!

  • Limited access 3.02.485 - Prüfungsverwaltung: Module ang702 und ang713 im Fach Englisch Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gehring
    • Dr. Christian Kramer, (he/him)

    The course times are not decided yet.
    Diese Stud.IP Veranstaltung wird für die digitale Prüfungsanmeldung und -verwaltung der Mastermodule ang702 (M.Ed. Grundschule) und ang713 (M.Ed. Haupt-/Realschule) verwendet. Studierende der entsprechenden Masterstudiengänge müssen sich in dem Semester eintragen, in dem Sie das Modul belegen. Die Anmeldung zur Prüfung ist nur über diese Veranstaltung möglich!

Project (Fachdidaktik oder Fachwissenschaften)
Das Projekt kann einerseits im Rahmen des "Fachdidaktik"-Seminars oder andererseits im Rahmen eines weiteren Seminars "Fachwissenschaften" absolviert werden.
  • Limited access 3.02.930 - S World Englishes Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Ronald Geluykens

    Monday: 14:00 - 17:00, weekly (from 08/04/24)

  • Limited access 3.02.950 - S Experimental Perspectives on Contemporary English Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Marcel Schlechtweg

    Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 03/04/24)

  • Limited access 3.02.951 - S Dual Language Development: Word Order Phenomena Show lecturers
    • Dobrinka Genevska-Hanke

    Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 05/04/24)

    This class deals with the development of English as one of more languages in the broad sense, from birth or successively. Since bilinguals seldom use their languages in a balanced way, different dominance patterns arise and change over the lifespan, including the forgetting of the first language, referred to as language attrition - a phenomenon induced by the acquisition of an L2. We will look at various developmental settings, different language phenomena in the domain of syntax and consider the impact of cross-linguistic differences on attrition, acquisition and processing. In addition, we will deal with language acquisition theory and its research methods. By the end of the term students will be able to give an elaborate description of the phenomena of bilingualism in question and the factors of influence involved but also conduct a small research project themselves.

  • Limited access 3.02.960 - S American English Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Ronald Geluykens

    Monday: 17:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 08/04/24)

  • Limited access 3.02.970 - S Global Health, Biocapitalism and Literature: An Indian Case Study Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Julia Wurr

    Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 03/04/24)

    Objectives In the course of this seminar, you will - engage yourself with postcolonial theory on global health, biocapitalism, pharmocracy, stratified healthcare, and, more generally, with postcolonial medical humanities. - explore postcolonial perspectives on biotech-industries and global inequality, especially with regard to phenomena such as surrogacy, organ donation, pharmaceutical testing and patent trading. - analyse how these issues are negotiated in three Anglophone Indian literary texts. - discuss issues such as re-biologisation, species thinking and new universalisms in contemporary thinking and literary responses. - listen to two international guest lectures and participate in the opening of an international workshop. - develop individual research questions related to the seminar’s topic.

  • Limited access 3.02.971 - S Narratives and Cultural Difference: Fiction and Other Cultural Narratives from South Asia Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer

    Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 03/04/24)

    In this course we will compare a novel (Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide, 2004) to a range of shorter narratives set in the same region in India drawing on other narrative traditions than the realist novel. We will discuss and examine similarities and differences between various forms and formats of narrative, gaining some insight into the specific characteristics and richness of this particular region of India, as well as debating the cultural place of narrative and the perspectives for a 'cultural narratology'. Participants should purchase and read the following text as early as possible, since this will be analysed first: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide, London: HarperCollins / Borough Press, 2004. Information on the additional shorter text will follow in due course. Some shorter excerpts will be provided via Stud.IP. (The novel is locally available.) Please note that this course will be complemented by optional complementary units offered by two guest instructors from the IIT Kharagpur in West Bengal (In order to fit into the time schedules of many students, these units have been scheduled for Fri May 17 and May 31 (14-18 h) and Sat June 1 (10-18 h). The units cover a similar set of texts as our seminar, but from a complementary angle. Participation in the complementary units is not a requirement for taking the seminar, but MA English Students can elect to obtain their 3 KP for the “Project” in the context of these complementary units. Participation will also be open to students who do not participate in this course, and will be a great opportunity for gaining additional international perspectives on the study of English. The full course schedule will be presented in the first meeting. Credit for ang971 and 972 is based on an oral input and a shorter term paper (Referat mit Ausarbeitung) (6 KP or 9 KP respectively) Credit for ang973, for students who are doing the MA English Studies, requires an additional project (3KP) Students with other aims in this course please consult me individually.

  • Limited access 3.02.980 - S 19th-Century American Women's Fiction Show lecturers
    • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michaela Keck

    Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 02/04/24)

    This class focuses on women writers of the nineteenth century and several major discourses such as the transition from the social order of the Early Republic into Jacksonian Democracy, women's equality the Civil War, slavery and emancipation/racial uplift and, not least, women and literature. This class is interested not only in how women writers discursively represent nation, womanhood, equality, and racial uplift, but also in the artistic and literary ways in which these women’s writings contributed to shaping nineteenth century American literature and culture. Throughout April, we will collaborate with a class from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Because of the time difference, we won't meet online as a class. Rather, while jointly studying Catharine Maria Sedgwick's travelogue from Europe, you will work together in small groups according to your own time preferences across the Atlantic. Therefore, please make sure you have access to a decent internet connection for these meetings. The plan is to thus undertake a scholarly research project together that focuses on Catharine Maria Sedgwick's travels to Europe - and Germany in particular (e.g. a collaborative scholarly edition with annotations of her travels to Germany that we might eventually publish digitally). Alongside various nonfictional texts and short stories that will be made available on Stud.IP, students are asked to purchase and read the following novels: Catherine Maria Sedgwick, A New England Tale (1822); Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Sketches (1863); Harriet E. Wilson, Our Nig (1859). No specific editions are required.

  • Limited access 3.02.990 - S American Soundscapes Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Butler

    Thursday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 04/04/24)
    Dates on Friday, 17.05.2024 12:00 - 15:00

    The seminar explores the sonic dimension of US American cultures. It makes students familiar with different theoretical approaches to the study of sound and music studies, which will be used to analyze a variety of acoustic phenomena and practices, including sounds of the city, the sounds of nature, the significance of voice, the poetics and politics of silence, and, last but not least, different musical styles and genres and their social and political relevance. For the period of two weeks in May, the course will be taught by Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Kitts from St. John’s University, New York City, who will bring in his expertise of music and sounds of and in the Big Apple. Also, students will participate in the Annual Meeting of the German Association of American Studies (23-25 May), which will focus on the course’s topic. Course requirements: - Regular attendance & active participation (e.g. reading assignments, in-class discussions), including the block-session by Prof. Dr. Kitts - Participation in at least one panel of the GAAS Annual Meeting on “American Soundscapes” - Paper on the basis of a presentation (“Referat und schriftliche Ausarbeitung”, c. 12-15 pp.) due September 15th 2024.

Exercises (Sprachpraxis)
Hinweise zum Modul

abgeschlossenes Bachelor Studium (vgl. PO M.Ed. Gym §2)
aktive Teilnahme (vgl. fachspezifische Anlage §2)

Reference text

Das Modul sollte besucht werden im 1. oder 2. Studienjahr.
Das Modul soll innerhalb eines Semesters abgeschlossen werden.
Die Belegung eines fachdidaktischen Seminars sowie einer sprachpraktischen Übung ist vorgegeben. Die Belegung eines Projektes kann entweder in der Fachdidaktik oder in einer der ausgewählten Fachwissenschaften (Sprachwissenschaft/Linguistik/Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaft) erfolgen.

Module examination

Für Studierende mit Studienbeginn ab WS 2023/24:
3 Prüfungsleistungen:
1 Hausarbeit oder
1 Referat/Präsentation mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung oder
1 Portfolio oder
1 Poster-Session mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung
(Fachdidaktik 50%)
1 Projekt (25%; Fachdidaktik oder andere anglistische Fachwissenschaft)
1 Portfolio Sprachpraxis (25%)

Für Studierende mit Studienbeginn vor WS 2023/24:
2 Prüfungsleistungen:
1 Hausarbeit oder
1 Referat/Präsentation mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung oder
1 Portfolio oder
1 Poster-Session mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung
(9 KP)
1 Portfolio (3 KP)

Für Studierende mit Studienbeginn vor WS 2022/23: 
Ein bereits nach den bisherigen Bestimmungen absolviertes Modul ang702 behält seine Gültigkeit und wird als Teilleistung mit 9 KP für das Modul ang713 anerkannt. 3 KP sind noch zu absolvieren. Für ein bereits begonnenes, jedoch noch nicht vollständig abgeschlossenes Modul ang702 gilt S. 1 unter Berücksichtigung der jeweiligen bisherigen Prüfungsleistungen entsprechend.

Hinweis: Die von den Lehrenden festgelegte aktive Teilnahme in den Übungen wird mit bestanden / nicht bestanden gewertet.

Hinweis zur Liste der Lehrenden: Bitte beachten Sie, dass jeweils die im Semester Lehrenden prüfungsberechtigt sind

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 anwendungsorientiert beschreiben und erläutern
  • Ansätze und Verfahren kommunikativen Unterrichtens erläutern
  • Entwicklungen von fremdsprachlichen Fähigkeiten theoriegeleitet beschreiben
  • Neuere didaktische Konzepte auch digitalisierten fremdsprachlichen Lehrens und Lernens einordnen und erläutern 
  • Kriterien für die Evaluation von Unterrichtsmodellen theoriegeleitet entwickeln und benennen
  • Unterrichtsmodelle entwerfen und theoriegeleitet begründen
  • Unterrichtsmaterial lerner_innen- und kompetenzorientiert erstellen und in semi-authentische Unterrichtskontexte (Micro-Teaching) integrieren
  • Prozesse der Didaktisierung erörtern und auf Aspekte der Unterrichtsplanung sowie - durchführung anwenden
  • Fachwissenschaftlich akzentuierte Problemstellungen aufgabengeleitet didaktisieren 
  • Dimensionen von Heterogenität, Diversität und Inklusion fachspezifisch aus fremdsprachendidaktischer Sicht für die Unterrichtspraxis erläutern und einordnen.