Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Fundamental Theories, Methods and Current Approaches In English Language Teaching ELT 501 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN,
Course Assistants

Assist. Prof. Dr. Merve SAVAŞÇI

Course Category
Course Objective

This course aims to introduce the most recent approaches as key ways to English language teaching especially in EFL classrooms.

Course Content

In this course, the emphasis is on current language teaching issues such as historical and critical discussions over the methods and approaches used commonly till 1990s, and communicative language teaching including content-based and task-based language teaching, etc.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 A graduate of the course knows and follows the latest developments and innovations in English Language Teaching. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
2 A graduate of the course knows how to implement the learned current innovations to the classroom environment and implements. Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
3 A graduate of the course knows and follows the latest developments and changes related to the course in the literature. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 A graduate of the course knows the possible positive and negative results of the implementation of the current approaches. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Group Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course & Approaches to ELT in general
2 Approaches to Teaching: “Post-Method” Era Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 1
3 Classroom Management: A humanistic approach Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 2
4 Classroom Dynamics : Implementing Cooperative Learning Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 3
5 Task and Project Work: Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 5
6 Learning Strategies: Language Learning Strategies in a Nutshell Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 6
7 Content-based language teaching / Content Integrated Language Learning Harrop, E. (2012). Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): Limitations and possibilities
8 Midterm Exam
9 Teaching Grammar: Form-focused Instruction Elgün-Gündüz, Z., Akcan, S. & Bayyurt, Y. (2012). Isolated form-focused instruction and integrated form-focused instruction in primary school English classSpada, N. & Lightbown, P. (2008). Form-Focused Instruction: Isolated or Integrated? TESOL QUARTERLY
10 Input Processing VanPatten, B. (2004). Input processing in SLA. In B. VanPatten (Ed.), Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary (pp. 5–31). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
11 Processing Instruction and structured input activities Wong, W. (2004a). The Nature of processing instruction. In B. VanPatten (Ed.), Processing Instruction: Theory, research and commentary (pp. 33-65). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.VanPatten, B. & Oikkenon, S. (1996). Explanation versus structured input
12 Mobile learning Hockly, N. (2013).Mobile learning. ELTJ./Hockly,N. (2013). Interactive Whiteboards. ELTJ
13 Technologies in the Classroom Richards, J. & Renandya, W. (2002) section 15
14 General Review of ´Current Approaches in ELT´ course
Resources
Course Notes <p>Richards, J. &amp; Renandya, W. (2002). Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practic. CUP<br /> <br /> Classroom Pack including the most recent articles in the literature.</p>
Course Resources

Trends in English Language Teaching Today by Adrian Underhill, A. 2004,
April. Trends in English language teaching today. MED Magazine, issue 18.
Current Trends in ELT around the Globe by Sajan Kumar Karn (Article Published in EJournal)
An Introduction to Corpora in English Language Teaching by Michael McCarthy, Anne O´Keeffe, and Steve
Walsh

Week Documents Description size
0 (Cambridge Language Teaching Library) Jack C. Richards, Theodore S. Rodgers - Approaches a 36.88 MB
0 1 ChangeTracksTrends_Kumaravadivelu2006 0.18 MB
0 Celce-Murcia (2014) 174.9 MB
0 Kumaravadivelu (2003) 0.39 MB
0 Jack C. Richards, Willy A. Renandya - Methodology in Language Teaching_ An Anthology of Cu 52.27 MB
0 Language_Teaching_Methodology_An_Antholo 0.14 MB
0 ELT 205 Approaches to ELT Coursepack- (1) 374.02 MB
0 Approaches to ELT Coursepack- (1) 374.02 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department possesses mastery on ELT. X
2 A graduate of the department knows and comprehends the latest innovations in ELT. X
3 A graduate of the department knows how to implement the gained knowledge to the language teaching classrooms. X
4 A graduate of the department follows the literature and knows how to find the specific information. X
5 A graduate of the department proposes new ideas on the field and conducts researches and studies on them. X
6 A graduate of the department comprehends the research methods and techniques, and gets use of them in the process of research. X
7 A graduate of the department possesses qualified knowledge to synthesize the theoretical and applicable knowledege of ELT X
8 A graduate of the department knows and comprehends the approaches and methods of assessment and evaluation. X
9 A graduate of the department synthesizes the linguistics and language acquisition with language teaching. X
10 With the help of critical thinking skill, a graduate of the department is able to find the deficit issues among the literature and seeks to study on these. X
11 A graduate of the department learns about the stages of data collection, data analysis, and publishing related to their field of study on scientific and ethical grounds. X
12 A graduate of the department develops the skills necessary for interdisciplinary interaction and produce new and functional information by synthesizing it. X
13 A graduate of the department develops a positive attitude for sustainable development, determine personal and occupational goals related to ELT, look for opportunities and use research methods and techniques necessary for further career development. X
14 A graduate of the department is equipped with relevant skills to examine the native language and the foreign language in terms of grammatical, linguistic and literary perspectives and to utilize similarities and differences didactically throughout this examination. X
15 A graduate of the department is able to do scientific presentations at national and international meetings. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
2. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
3. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Assignment 1 3 3
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 141
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.64
dersAKTSKredisi 6