Practicum 2 (8th sem.)

Course title: PRACTICUM 2
Instructors: Asst. Prof. Renata Geld
ECTS credits: 3
Status: mandatory
Semester: VIII
Enrollment requirements: none
Course description: Elements of the lesson plan for an EFL class. Designing teaching activities. Using textbooks. Adapting teaching materials. Effects of the media on teaching. Using ICT in EFL teaching. Assessing effective teaching. Post-teaching reflection. Self-assessment of teaching. Reacting to feedback. Cooperation with mentors.
Objectives: Students will develop competence in assessing effectiveness of different teaching strategies. They will develop lesson planning skills and the ability to evaluate others’ and self-evaluate own ELT competence.
Course requirements
: During practicums student will become prepared for observing their mentors’ teaching and for their own independent teaching. They will develop a lesson plan and required teaching materials for every lesson they will be teaching. Students will also keep a teaching practice diary. Their final mark will depend on the evaluation of the part of the portfolio collected during the 8th semester and the evaluation of students’ independent teaching.
Week by week schedule:

Week Topics
1 Introduction; Defining effective teaching
2 Designing lesson plans
3 Assessing lesson plans
4 Classroom observation and teaching
5 Classroom observation and teaching
6 Classroom observation and teaching
7 Dealing with feedback
8 Classroom observation and teaching
9 Classroom observation and teaching
10 Classroom observation and teaching
11 Reflecting on teaching experience
12 Classroom observation and teaching
13 Classroom observation and teaching
14 Teaching styles
15 Issues in learning to teach EFL

Required reading:
– Crookes, G. (2003). A Practicum in TESOL: professional development through teaching practice. Cambridge: CUP. [selected chapters]
– Newby, D. et al (2008). European portfolio for student teachers of languages. Graz: ECML. [selected chapters]
– Wajnryb, R. (1992). Classroom observation tasks. Cambridge: CUP. [selected chapters]

Recommended reading:
– Allwright, D. (1988). Observation in the language classroom. New York: Longman. [selected chapters]
– Costas i Costa et al. (eds.) (2001). Student teaching in Europe. Freiburg im Breisgau: Fillibach-Verl. [selected chapters]
– Gebhard, J.G. & Oprandy, R. (1999). Language teaching awareness. Cambridge: CUP. [selected chapters]