The course concerns the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will be expected to demonstrate competence in all four of them. Students will encounter texts based on the different principles that have to do with written and spoken forms of Description, Narration, Comparison, and Contrast.

This course aims to familiarize students with the principles and techniques of language teaching.  It will bring together current theory and research in order to encourage innovative classroom practice and it will provide students with the opportunity to relate the theoretical knowledge acquired in Ling 3-225 and Ling 3-226 to the choices and decisions English language teachers have to make in their daily teaching practice.  The course will cover a wide range of topics related to the teaching of English as a foreign language to learners of different age groups (e.g. teaching the skills, class management, lesson planning, the role of different discourse types in E.F.L., etc.) and it will attempt to allay the fears that are often expressed by teachers new to the profession.

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