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Course: EDCT 353 - Methods of TEFL (1)

Purpose:
This is an introductory course concerning theory and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is an undergraduate level course structured to provide procedures, techniques and activities in teaching the four language skills and in instructing language aspects (vocabulary, grammar, handwriting and spelling). The content of this course aims at demonstrating and implementing the prescribed English curriculum and instruction effectively at the intermediate and secondary grade levels. The units of the course include: a comparative study of old and innovative language teaching approaches, objectives of teaching language skills and language games.
Course Structure:
The course will consist primarily of lectures, discussions and workshops.
Grades:
Grades in the course will be based on homework assignment and class participation, quizzes, tests and final exam as given below:
  • 20% Homework assignments and class participation. There will be several assignments during the semester. Class participation includes students’ discussion and attendance.
  • 20% Quizzes: There will be two in-class quizzes. These quizzes will be given during the semester but prior to the final exam.
  • 20% Tests: The tests will be given during the class period. They will include multiple choice questions, short answers and essays.
  • 40% Final exam: The final exam will be in-class lasting approximately 2 hours. It will contain short answers and essay type questions but NO multiple choice questions will be included.
Textbook:
Abu-Ghararah, Ali Hamzah (1998). TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: PROCEDURES, TECHNIQUES AND ACTIVITIES, Riyadh, Tawbah Bookshop.
 

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