Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
English Learning and Teaching Approaches ELT 205 3 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN,
Course Assistants

Res.Asst.Dr. Merve Savaşçı

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

This is an introductory course to the approaches and methods used in the field of language teaching, which are more particularly used in the field of English language teaching. This undergraduate course is designed to equip prospective teachers of English with current approaches and methods employed in the field as well as earlier trends, instructional designs, and pedagogies. 

Course Content

The present course primarily aims to provide the necessary knowledge regarding the major language teaching approaches and methods that were and are in use to prospective teachers of English. Throughout the course, the students will learn a number of old and current approaches used in English language teaching, which include but are not limited to the Grammar-Translation Method, the Audiolingual Method, Total Physical Response, Communicative Language Teaching, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Multiple Intelligence, and so forth. The significance of a range of effective activities and resources for their future classrooms will also be touched upon frequently. Not only familiarity with these methods and approaches, but also effective uses of them are among the issues to be covered in this course.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students gain knowledge about current methods, approaches and strategies developed in the light of modern language teaching understanding. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Students will be able to analyze and evaluate books written on methods and approaches. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Students will be able to use current methods books. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Students will be able to learn the differences between the methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Students will be able to learn which method(s) should be used to improve which skill. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Course description and introduction
2 A brief history of language teaching: Major trends in language teaching in 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
3 Grammar-Translation Method; Direct Method
4 Audio-Lingual Method; Silent Way
5 Desuggestopedia; Community Language Learning
6 Total Physical Response & Natural Approach
7 Communicative Language Teaching
8 Communicative Language Teaching (cont.)
9 Midterm
10 Content-Based Language Teaching; Content and Language Integrated Learning
11 Task-Based Language Teaching
12 Cooperative Language Learning; Multiple Intelligences
13 Post-method Era
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes <p>Coursepack and slides</p>
Course Resources

Celce-Murcia, M. (Ed.) (2014). Teaching English as a second or foreign language (4th Edition). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.

Kumaravadivelu, B. (2003). Beyond methods macrostrategies for language teaching. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Larsen-Freeman, D. & Anderson, M. (2011). Techniques and principles in language teaching (3rd Edition). Oxford: University Press.

Richards, J. C. & Rodgers, T. (2014). Approaches and methods in language teaching (3rd Edition). Cambridge University Press.

 

Week Documents Description size
0 Jack C. Richards, Willy A. Renandya - Methodology in Language Teaching_ An Anthology of Cu 52.27 MB
0 Celce-Murcia (2014) 174.9 MB
0 (Cambridge Language Teaching Library) Jack C. Richards, Theodore S. Rodgers - Approaches a 36.88 MB
0 Kumaravadivelu (2003) 0.39 MB
0 ELT 205 Approaches to ELT Coursepack- (1) 374.02 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
3. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 1 2 2
Performance Task (Application) 1 4 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 75
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3
dersAKTSKredisi 3