Course syllabus

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Course Description
This course introduces students to approaches to second language teaching and the theories of language and learning that underpin them.   

Aims of the course 

The aims of the course are to enable students to develop understanding of 

  • approaches to second language teaching
  • principles and practices in second language teaching  


Class information for Semester 2, 2019

Semester dates: 22 July – 18 November 

Classes: Tuesday 10:00 to 12:00           Location: Clock Tower Room 018 

There are 4 tutorials, each one focused on an assessment task.  

Time & location for all tutorials: Please check student services online  

Attendance at classes is essential, as you will need to draw on what has been discussed in class sessions, and the group tasks you complete, for your assignment and test work. Therefore LANGTCHG101 has a 75% minimum attendance requirement. You must attend at least 12 out of 16 classes (ie at least 9 out of 12 lectures and at least 3 out of 4 tutorials). If you attend less than this, you will receive DNC (Did Not Complete) for the course. 


Neil Matheson


Room 321 Arts 2 Building, 

Office hour: Monday 11-12

Course Tutor:

Judit McPherson


LANGTCHG 101 Course Outline


The LANGTCHG 101 coursebook is required for all lectures and tutorials. It can be purchased from UBIQ bookshop on campus or online.


Schedule of lectures, tutorials and assessments

Week 1: July 23

Unit 1: Introduction to communicative language teaching

Week 2: July 30

Unit 2: Teaching micro-skills

Tutorial 1: Tuesday July 30, 2-3pm, 3-4pm

Week 3: Aug 6

Unit 3: Teaching the language system

Week 4: Aug 13

Unit 4: CLT: from language to communication

Assignment 1 (30%) due on Canvas 11:55pm Monday August 19

Week 5: Aug 20

Unit 5: CLT: from communication to language

Tutorial 2: Tuesday August 20, 2-3pm, 3-4pm

Week 6: Aug 27

Unit 6: Classroom management

Test on Units 1-6 (20%): Tuesday August 27 in class

Mid-semester break: Aug 31-Sept 15

Week 7: Sept 17

Unit 7: Teaching materials and technology

Week 8: Sept 24  

Unit 8: Teaching listening and reading

Tutorial 3: Tuesday September 24, 2-3pm, 3-4pm

Week 9: Oct 1

Unit 9: Teaching speaking and writing

Assignment 2 (35%) due on Canvas 11:55pm Monday Oct 7

Week 10: Oct 8

Unit 10: Teaching pronunciation & vocabulary

Week 11: Oct 15

Unit 11: Course planning

Tutorial 4: Tuesday October 15, 2-3pm, 3-4pm

Week 12: Oct 22

Unit 12: Teacher & learner roles

Final Test, Units 7-12 (15%): Tuesday October 22 in class

Course summary:

Date Details Due