School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

ELIN-802 – TESOL Classroom Practice

Points:30Prerequisites:None
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

This course provides an introduction to classroom practice in TESOL. Activities include supervised observation of and participation in an ESOL course, practice teaching sessions, and keeping a journal for self-review. Students undertaking this course should have completed an undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $1,705.50     international $5,987.40

Recommended readings:

The following titles are located in the main library on 3 day loan and/or on Closed Reserve.

Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach English. Harlow: Pearson Longman. (In Library on Closed Reserve: PE1128 A2 H333).
Harmer, J. (2001). The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. (In Library on Closed Reserve and 3 day loan: PE1128 A2 H287 P 3ed)

Gower, R., Phillips, D. & Walters, S. (1995). Teaching Practice Handbook. Oxford: Heinemann (In Library on Closed Reserve: PE1128 A2 G723 T)

Scrivener, J. (2005). Learning Teaching: The essential guide to English language teaching. Oxford, UK: Macmillan. (In library on Closed Reserve)

Scrivener, J. (2011). Learning Teaching: The essential guide to English language teaching. Oxford, UK: Macmillan. 3rd edition: PE1065 S434 LT 2011 (in Library on Closed Reserve)

Scrivener, Jim. (2012). Classroom Management Techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In Library LB3013 .S42 2012)

Ur, P. (1996).  A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (In Library on Closed Reserve and 3 day loan: P51 U72 C)

Wajnryb, R. (1992). Classroom Observation Tasks: A resource book for language teachers and trainers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (In Library on Closed Reserve: P53.85 W145 C) 

The ‘New Ways...’ series of books is accessible and useful.
New ways in teaching listening / David Nunan and Lindsay Miller, editors
New ways in teaching reading / Richard R. Day, editor
New ways in teaching speaking / Kathleen M. Bailey and Lance Savage, editors
New ways in teaching vocabulary / Paul Nation, editor
New ways in teaching writing / Ronald V. White, editor
New ways in teaching adults / Marilyn Lewis, editor
New ways in teaching grammar / Martha C. Pennington, editor

Course members are also expected to read widely in journals such as: English Teaching Forum, Modern English Teacher and Guidelines.  See Blackboard for an extensive journal list. 

Lals Staff Resource Room

The Staff Resource Room (vZ 204) is a reading room where you can consult materials on language teaching. Books and periodicals may not be borrowed and student access to the resource room is restricted. Opening times are listed on the door.

Students need to be available Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm for various parts of the course such as lectures, tutorials, observations and practicums.

Trimester 3 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
9188^ 3 Nov – 21 Dec 2014Mon, Tue1410 - 1600New Kirk [Kelburn]107 
3 Nov – 21 Dec 2014Tue0900 - 1050Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]101
3 Nov – 21 Dec 2014Thu1410 - 1600Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]101
  ^ indicates limited entry courses.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.