An introduction to concepts of phonetics and phonology for language teachers. Techniques for teaching pronunciation, and assisting learners in gaining fluency and grammatical accuracy in real-time oral language production, as well as for developing general and specific listening skills. Includes selection of materials, testing, group, and laboratory techniques for oral skills development. Class activities include observation and teaching practice at various ages and levels of language ability.
An overview of theories of first and second language acquisition, including comprehensible input, the monitor hypothesis, and order of acquisition. The role of linguistics in understanding language acquisition. The differences between learning and acquisition, EFL, ESL, and ESP, pedagogy and andragogy, integrative and instrumental motivation. Traditional and current approaches to language teaching will be discussed, including grammar/translation approaches, and communicative language teaching.
Duration: June 5 - August 4, 2017
- Teacher: Safary Wa-Mbaleka