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DIDACTICS OF ENGLISH

LANGUAGE
INTRODUCTION
Grado en Educacin Primaria-Mencin ingls

1. Introduction to the subject


- Objectives and contents
2. The foreign language teacher:
professional profile
3. Looking around the classroom
-Task no. 1
-Task no. 2
-Some typical language teaching classes

QUESTION NO.1

WHICH ARE THE MAIN


OBJECTIVES AND
CONTENTS IN THIS
SUBJECT?

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT:OBJECTIVES


1. Know the principles, theories and techniques
involved in the learning and teaching of EFL
2. Know how to apply these principles and
techniques in a variety of contexts
3. Develop favourable attitudes towards the
teaching and learning of English
4. Be able to plan, design and select curricular
activities and teaching/learning situations
5. Be prepared to teach experimentally, justify
teaching presentation and analyse teaching
situations critically.
6. Be able to follow the course in English and
prepare, adapt or choose materials, audiovisual
resources or information technology, using the
oral and written communicative competence.
7. Develop interpersonal skills and attitudes,
apart from being proficient in organising
groupwork.
8. Know how to teach how to learn and develop
strategies with promote self-learning

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT:CONTENTS


1. Concepts of language. Epistemology of
language.How to teach a foreign language
2. Learning and acquisition of languages.
Theories and methods
3. The English Curriculum in Primary
Education
4. Oral communication and communcative
interaction (listening and speaking skills)
5. Reading and writing in a foreign language
6. The Linguistic, Sociolinguistic ,Pragmatic,
Sociocultural and intercultural
competences
7. Materials and resources
8. Evaluation
9. The FL teacher and class management

QUESTION NO.2

To be able to work in
groups and independently

To use the FL fluently


both orally and in writing
contexts(communicative
competence)

To be able to present and


exploit content ant to
promote learning
construction taking into
account learner
personality

To promote change and


improvement of
educational practice and
to undertake research in
teaching processes

To accept multicultural
diversity and develop
European dimension

To develop interpersonal
abilities and attitudinal
competence

To mediate between the


learners cognitive
structure and their
learning experiences

To be able to
use a variety of
materials and
sources

To train future teachers to


assess the effectiveness of:
-The FL curriculum
-Their own professional action
-The students achievement

To appreciate and
encourage student and
teacher exchanges

To develop specific skills to


motivate and interest the
learner in the FL classtoom
and to be able to generate
positive attitudes towards
the language being learned

FINAL CONCLUSION: The


traditional teaching
method was not used in
these four class examples
but they introduce The
classroom management
concept

In the 4th class, there


was an active role of the
students by doing a
vocabulary task. The
teacher monitored the
situation

1st class involved groups


working co-operatively. The
teachers role was
managerial(giving enough
space)

In the 2nd class, the teacher


apparently was doing a little
but teaching. However, his/
her role changed when smth
happened

In the 3rd class, lesson type


showed is known as a
presentation. All the attention
is focused on the teacher

Coyle, D., Hood, P., Marsh, D.


(2010) Content and Language Integrated
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