Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Approaches To Elt ELT 205 3 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res.Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

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 Content

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 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 The Grammar Translation Method & The Direct Method
4 The Audio Lingual Method & Silent Way
5 (De)suggestopedia & Community Language Learning
6 Total Physical Response & Natural Approach
7 Communicative Language Teaching
8 Communicative Language Teaching (contd.)
9 Midterm
10 Content-Based Instruction & Content and Language Integrated Learning
11 Task-Based Language Teaching
12 Cooperative Language Learning & Multiple Intelligences
13 The post-methods era
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes
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.

 

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint. X
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching. X
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching X
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students. X
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students. X
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way. X
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society. X
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher. X
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development. X
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language. X
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning. X
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests. X
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 24
1. Sözlü Sınav 16
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 5 80
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 12 1 12
Final examination 1 2 2
Assignment 5 1 5
Oral Examination 1 1 1
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6