Applied Linguistics to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

The overall purpose of this course is to provide course participants with awareness, knowledge and skills related to the teaching and learning of languages, particularly to English as a foreign language in Greece as a member state of the European Union. Therefore, European language education policies and recommendations are taken into serious account.


To demonstrate the relationships between theory and practice so that course participants may understand the underlying rationale of mainstream and alternative foreign language pedagogy.  To introduce course participants to theories of language and theories of language learning which have influenced the development of current thought regarding foreign language teaching and learning practices and approaches to curriculum/syllabus design, to materials development and to the development of tools for the assessment of linguistic and communicative competence.  To familiarize them with curriculum/syllabus documents for the teaching of English in Greek schools, with the national curricula for languages in other member states and with European language curricula guidelines.  To enable them to evaluate teaching/learning approaches and methodology in relation to the pedagogic, the political and the social goals that these fulfill.  To enable them to assess pedagogic aims and suggested classroom practices in connection with educational and language policy aims.  To build a framework for conceptualising approaches to language teaching and learning that serve the needs of their prospective students operating in particular sociocultural contexts.  To introduce them to recent methodological approaches to the teaching of English as a foreign language including experiential learning, differentiated instruction etc. 


There are no prerequisites for taking this courses.


What is applied linguistics Approaches and methods for foreign language teaching and learning Theories of language and their influence on foreign language pedagogy What does knowledge of a foreign language involve? Communicative competence Foreign language curriculum developmet and syllabus design.Tha of the Integrated Foreign Languages Curriculum Theories of language learning and their influence on foreign language pedagogy Focus on learning and the language learner: Individual differences in foreign language learning Recent developments in foreign language teaching and learning






Instructors: Bessie Dendrinos
Department: Faculty of English Language and Literature
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Subject: Languages and Literature
Rights: CC - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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