A Practical Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    A Practical Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Education, Teaching ESL

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1. Aims

    This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

    2. Methodology

    From a methodological perspective, theory will be determined and learned from the practice. Classroom interaction and dynamics guided by the teacher will be dealt with in class; students will work in pairs and in small groups and will have to get involved in creative tasks such as lesson planning, original learning resources design, classroom observation and teaching. Part of the course will take place in a Spanish school in Seville.

    3. Syllabus

    3.1. EFL Acquisition and Learning.

    3.2. Popular EFL Methodologies.

    3.3. The English Teacher.

    3.4. EFL Students in Spanish Schools.

    3.5. Classroom Dynamics.

    3.6. How to teach

    -pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and culture to EFL students.

    -speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    3.7. Teaching Resources in the EFL Classroom. The English coursebook, other resources and digitalsupport.

    3.8. Error Correction and Feedback.

    3.9. Assessment.
    The present syllabus may be subject to certain readjustments which will depend on the students’ profile and their learning preferences and needs.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.