+++ Important information: Students will cover the first weeks of this lecture in self-study e-learning units on the digital platform Moodle. Invitations to the lecture environment on Moodle will be sent out automatically on 17 October. Use the following link only to access Moodle: https://moodle.uni-due.de/. The lecture will take the format of a 'flipped classroom': Students prepare content and gain knowledge in advance through the self-study units on Moodle, and the on-ground lecture will apply and transfer this knowledge to teaching and learning situations. Due to recovery from an injury, Prof. Merse will probably give the first on-ground "real" lecture on Tuesday, 15 November. +++
+++ "Late arrivals": In case you could not keep the regular registration deadline on LSF, please send an e-mail to Prof. Merse (exclusively via your university account) and share your enrolment number. +++
This is the first obligatory course for students studying to become EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers. The main objective for students is to gain knowledge of the fundamental theories, concepts, topics and approaches to school-based EFL education. This includes communicative language teaching (CLT) involving skills- and task-based approaches, language learning theory as well as the role of culture, literature and media in EFL education. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse and reflect on implementing these issues in the EFL classroom of their respective school type. Thus, this course will support student teachers to take the first steps in becoming reflective practitioners.
The lecture will be supported through various self-study e-units. Students are expected to regularly participate, thoroughly prepare and actively contribute to each meeting.
As their Studienleistung, students are required to pass a written exam (called Prüfungsvorleistung) at the end of term. All information regarding this exam will be shared via Moodle and in the on-ground lecture.