Language Skills for Teachers

(Sprachkompetenzprüfung Englisch)

 

Language of instruction

English

Prerequisites

Students are required to have English language skills of at least C1 level and experience of using English as a medium of written academic discourse. They should also have thorough knowledge of the rules and structures of English grammar, and some familiarity with common sources of error for learners of English with German as their first language.

Content

This one-semester module focuses on the language skills required by teachers of English in the classroom. Particular attention is paid to issues such as error analysis and common sources of error, pedagogical grammar and contrastive issues affecting German-speaking learners, as well as methods for correcting learner English in both written and spoken forms. The aim is to reflect on language issues affecting English teachers and learners, and to equip trainee teachers with both language for the classroom and the meta-language for reflecting on their own teaching practice.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to reflect on language issues affecting English teachers and learners and are able to provide corrections to learners' spoken and written errors. They have the language skills for the classroom and the meta-language for reflecting on their own teaching practice.

Course(s)

Classroom lessons