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Topics Covered

  • Major models of first and second language acquisition
  • Communicative competence and intercultural communicative competence
  • Contrastive analysis / interlingual interference
  • Learning strategies
  • Student-centered learning / inductive teaching
  • Classroom Management / behavioural problems
  • Current and emerging models of second language teaching
  • Teaching the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary: advanced knowledge and application
  • Lesson plan creation and evaluation
  • The effect of culture on language teaching and learning
  • How to write tests and use alternative assessments
  • Multimedia, EdTech Tools and apps, blogs, wikis, podcasts, discussion boards, blended learning
  • Sociocultural and sociopolitical considerations in language teaching and learning
  • Personal approaches to professional development