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THE CURRICULUM


Year I

Candidates undertake 3 terms of part time study which includes research work.

TERM I    (September to December)

•    Study Skills                           
•    Language and Society
•    Phonetics and Phonology                   
•    English Language and Politics
•    Pedagogical Grammar

TERM II    (January to March)

•    Language and Psychology            
•    Writing skills
•    Listening and Speaking Skills            
•    Discourse Analysis
•    Reading and Vocabulary Development


TERM III    (April to June)

•    Methodology
•    Lesson Planning, Class Room Management & class room language skills for the Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
•    Language Testing and Evaluation      
•    Teaching Grammar                                        
•    Use of Educational Technology and Micro Teaching


CANDIDATES TO NOTE:

•    On successful completion of Year I of the programme all students will take a comprehensive exit exam on core areas of TESOL as identified by the department.
•    Those who do not opt for the second year conclude their study by taking the comprehensive exit exam.  They will be eligible for a Diploma in TESOL on completion of the course, taking of the final comprehensive exit examination and on submission of a research assignment of 3000 to 5000 words.

YEAR II

Candidates undertake 3 terms of part time study which includes research work.

TERM IV    (September to December)

•    Syllabus/Course Design, Materials Development and ESP        
•    Error Analysis
•    Teaching Literature                   
•    Computer Assisted Language Learning/ Syntax and Semantics
•    Student and Teacher Appraisal

TERM V    (January to March)

•    Teaching Young Learners        
•    Teacher Development
•    Seminar and Presentation Skills    
•    ELT and Educational Management
•    Collaborative Learning

TERM VI    (April to June)
Research Methodology


Dissertation

All students with Grade B and above write a dissertation of 10,000 - 12,000 words supervised by a tutor. It will be evaluated by an internal examiner (tutor) and an external examiner.

However students securing C+ or below will write a Project of approximately 6000 words based on guided reading/writing. It will be evaluated by an internal examiner (tutor) and an external examiner.