AGG52 Language Learning Skills and Materials - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

Module code: AGG52

ECTS Credit Points: 22

Module Type: Compulsory


English & Greek

Module general description:

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be expected to be able to,
1. consolidate and expand their knowledge of the basic elements of foreign language teaching and learning, with a focus on English;
2. identify the processes involved in the production and perception of language (spoken and written);
3.  demonstrate a working awareness of the methodological processes involved in the teaching of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing);
4. understand what is involved in the communicative teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing by familiarizing themselves with key concepts such as: authenticity, process/product and autonomous learning in the context of teaching English as a foreign language;
5. design, implement and evaluate original lessons integrating the communicative teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing on the basis of relevant theorising;
6. adapt and evaluate published courseware on the teaching of the four language skills on the basis of their learners’ proficiency levels and learning needs;
7. engage in critical thinking and demonstrate skills in practising reflective teaching;
8. demonstrate an initial awareness of the distinct functions and characteristics of foreign language teaching, learning, assessment and testing;
9. reflect on learner processes in the production and comprehension of the foreign language by engaging in similar processes themselves as part of their teacher training.

Subjects covered:
1. An introduction to basic concepts in TESOL
2. The teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills - theory and practice

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available