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Current Issues in Language Teaching Methodology

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Karin Zotzmann
Academic year

Module overview

After a brief historical overview of the origins and development of English language teaching, we study current academic discussions about the need to adapt language teaching methodologies to different environments (the so-called ‘post-method condition’). Action research and exploratory practice will be introduced as a way to investigate, and find solutions to, issues that arise in specific classrooms. Students will then acquire a detailed overview of current issues in ML teaching methodology such as needs analysis, new trends in designing teaching materials, including genre-based teaching (both traditional and digital), the use of corpora for language teaching, English for Specific Purposes, English for Academics Purposes, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and technology enhanced language learning.