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M.Ed on Education and Innovation: EDUENG2: English Language and Literacy - Teaching and Learning English Writing, Speaking and Grammar

Course Description

 

This course focuses on theories, principles, and effective practices in the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language. Students will develop in-depth understanding of relevant principles and practices underpinning the teaching and learning of Writing and Speaking skills. In addition, the course addresses relevant principles and practices related to the teaching and learning of English grammar. Students will critically reflect on selected pedagogical practices and within the sociocultural context of English language education in the UAE. This evaluative process will allow them to successfully apply or adapt relevant student-centered principles and theories from current research, to develop engaging, locally-contextualized and challenging English language learning experiences. Students will develop highly specialized knowledge and skills regarding the development of productive skills and grammar among learners, while exploring a primarily genre based writing approach and reflecting on technology-enhanced approaches to literacy.

Books

Course Resources

 

Week 1

Introduction to Writing and Speaking for English Language Learners
Review of receptive skills and relationship with productive skills

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Week 2

Speaking as a pathway to writing
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Recommended Readings

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Week 3

Integrating writing process and genre
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Week 4

 

Approaches to student writing
Planning for student writing
Required Readings

Online resources

 

Week 5

 

Writing genres: Expository and persuasive
Report and essay writing
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Week 6

 

Writing genres: Descriptive and narrative
Literary narrative
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Week 7

 

Traits of Writing 1
Teaching, modelling and assessing writing – the 6+1 traits of writing with an emphasis on ideas, organization, voice and presentation
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Week 8

 

Traits of Writing 2
Teaching, modelling and assessing writing – the 6+1 traits of writing with an emphasis on word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions
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Week 9

 

Grammar in the English language and literacy classroom
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Week 10

 

Grammar in the English language and literacy classroom
Dialogic teaching for grammar
Required Readings

Online resources

 

Week 11

New literacies and writing practices
Required Readings