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Edge Hill University MA TESOL Webinar

Please join the teahing team at Edge Hill University for a live webinar in which we will discuss the MA TESOL course that we run. It would be great to …

Materials evaluation and adaptation

What are materials? Language teaching materials are “anything that can be used by language learners to facilitate learning of the target language (Tomlinson & Masuhara, 2018, p. 2). Traditional language …

Syllabus design

A syllabus is usually designed after the needs/situation analysis. It uses the data collected from the initial analyses, along with the principles and beliefs that the developer has about learning …

Needs and situation analysis

When designing a language course, it’s important to understand who your learners are and the context in which the learning is going to take place; this is done through conducting …

Overview of curriculum design

What is a curriculum? A curriculum is an important document that outlines the expectations of a course and its influence can been seen in course planning, the implementation of the …

Theories of learning and language

Watch this video that provides an introduction to a selection of the most popular theories of language and learning that inform approaches to language teaching.

Summary of the week

Congratulations on completing week one! In this week you completed a survey to uncover your belief about language learning. Our beliefs in language learning often feed into our teaching principles …

The language learning environment

Watch this short lecture on the language learning environment. Consider the following question and post your comment below: When learning an L2, what aspects of your learning environment had the …

Defining SLA

What is SLA? Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of study that investigates how humans pick up languages other than their first. While SLA refers to the field of …