EN6495 - Approaches to Language Teaching

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course focuses on the principles and approaches to teaching English as a Second or Foreign language (TESL//TEFL). The course examines the central issues, principles and theories relevant to the teaching of English. It provides a framework for students as they discover the issues dealt with in this course. In addition, based on this background knowledge, the course provides exposure to practical techniques for the teaching of English. Students are encouraged to try out innovative methods in the teaching of English which they may not have consider before.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Group oral presentation: 30%
Mid-semester quiz: 30%
Individual assignment: 30%
In class discussion/workshop: 10%
Detailed Course Information


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