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Professional Certificate in Education (Teaching Content through English)

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  • Objectives
    On completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate: * understanding of the pedagogical issues that impinge on the success of courses taught through a second or foreign language * knowledge of the general pedagogical principles and practice entailed in teaching through a second or foreign language, includ- ing such issues as appropriately managing use of the first language, code switching, and bilingual dialogue, the setting of goals and objectives, and identifying the needs of the students * familiarity with the different approaches that have been adopted to 'content language integrated teaching' and with a range of models of CLIL programs * ability to support the language needs (cognitive, linguistic and affective) of students learning through a second or foreign language, to facilitate their comprehension and learning of the content * a basic understanding of the theory and practice of second or foreign language teaching * ability to plan activities in response to specific language learning needs that might arise in the course of teaching their discipline * an understanding of the linguistic, sociolinguistic, cultural and cross-cultural issues that impinge on the success of courses taught through a second or foreign language * an awareness of the relationship between language, concepts and cognition * an understanding of the role of the first language, code switching, and bilingual dialogue * an understanding of the differences between the language of the everyday world and that of their particular discipline (e.g., science, mathematics or technology) and of how bridges may be built from the discipline-specific language to the everyday language * an understanding of the nature of discipline-specific terminology, text structure and oral and written conventions of discipline-specific language * an ability to identify and support the language needs of students who are learning through a second or foreign language, to facilitate their comprehension and learning of the content, and to help students developing their language through a discipline also to develop their general proficiency and their ability to communicate outside of their discipline * an awareness of the nature and implications of the global role of English and the impact that English and learning through English can have on the students’ first language .
  • Academic Title
    Professional Certificate in Education (Teaching Content through English)
  • Course description
    The Professional Certificate in Education (Teaching Content through English) is comprised of two compulsory subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-684  Content Language Integrated Pedagogy
    This subject focuses on content language integrated pedagogy, in particular issues in the methodology of teaching in a second or foreign language, including such areas as setting goals and objectives; models of Content Language Integrated Learning pr...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-685  Linguistics and Sociolinguistics of CLIL
    This subject will review the linguistic and sociolinguistic issues involved in content-based programs including such issues as general vs specific purpose language, the language of the discipline (and the integral relationship between them) and of th...     Semester 2     12.50

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