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ERIC Number: ED596113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 203
Abstractor: As Provided
TEFL/TESOL Methodology 2: Advanced Language Teaching/Learning Strategies (2nd Edition)
Abdallah, Mahmoud Mohammad Sayed
Online Submission
"TEFL/TESOL Methodology 2: Advanced Language Teaching/Learning Strategies (2nd Edition)" is a language methodology course with a modern touch. In other words, it is a combination of the most commonly used language teaching approaches, strategies and/or techniques in modern schools nowadays. In particular, it is intended to be used both as (1) an EFL teaching guide that complements (and builds on) the previous "TEFL/TESOL Methodology 1 course," and (2) an Advanced Language Teaching/Learning Strategies post-graduate course for TESOL/TEFL specialists (some parts and chapters were written for this specific audience). Thus, it aims at acquainting senior (4th-year) EFL student teachers and post-graduate students (majoring in Curriculum & TESOL/TEFL) with the knowledge and skills required for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) at Egyptian schools, with specific reference to secondary schools. Moreover, the course explores some important language learning issues and teaching/learning strategies, techniques and scenarios, which have emerged to reinforce students' language learning, and address many language-learning problems and/or difficulties. Thus, the main topics include: (1) introducing some problematic educational (language learning) terms (i.e. epistemology, approach, methodology, method, procedure, technique and strategy) (Chapter One), and other commonly used language learning terms (Chapter Eleven); This includes guiding senior EFL student teachers into how to deal with secondary-stage students, and help them to learn the English language effectively, and how to employ EFL teacher observation checklist/sheet prepared by the author during their practicum (Chapter One); (2) how to employ effective and successful classroom management inside the classroom (Chapter Two); (3) how to use and employ many modern language learning/teaching strategies, such as: situated language learning scenarios/tasks (Chapter Three); Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) including online (Web-based) learning strategies, Web-Mediated Language Learning or WMLL (Chapter Nine), and Virtual Language Learning or VLL (Chapter Seven, prepared by my colleague, Dr Rehab A. Elsayed); Multiple Intelligences-Based Language Learning Strategies (Chapter Ten); (4) how to employ Facebook (and other social networks) for a variety of language learning/teaching purposes (Chapter Five); (5) using assessment and English language testing, including alternative assessment strategies and/or techniques (Chapter Four); (6) how to develop students' advanced writing skills, especially while using computers and IT (Chapter Eight); and (7) how to use fun and humour in formal English language teaching/learning settings (Chapter Six). Along with the basic knowledge that senior EFL student teachers need to gain and the teaching skills they need to develop, the book also conveys my understanding of how TESOL/TEFL should be tackled within the Egyptian context in the light of the new technologies, and their subsequent literacy challenges imposed by the 21st century, and the new literacy and language theories that have been recently influencing language teaching and learning. Therefore, in addition to its primary goal of developing and advancing EFL students teachers' knowledge and understanding of language learning in today's world, the course is also intended to be used by them as a guide that should help with choosing the appropriate language learning strategies, approaches and/or techniques based on the specific requirements of their teaching/learning situations.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt