This course aims to take the core aspects of language teaching to the next level and support teachers to develop the necessary knowledge of English as a school subject and the skills to teach it in way that learners find motivating and meaningful. In addition teachers will learn how to support their learners as they become more autonomous and teach in a way that includes well-founded principles and theories from current research and the Norwegian Curriculum for English.
School children and teenagers deserve creative and motivated English teachers, who are confident in their own language abilities, which this course aims to help you as teachers develop. English 2 provides a more in-depth theoretical and methodological foundation in central areas within the English school subject.
This course covers topics such as English Intonation, sociolinguistics, and history, culture and literature from English speaking countries. Other central elements include continuing development of cultural and intercultural competence, insight into English as a world language and the challenges of teaching English and its role in a multilingual and multicultural classroom. It is expected that students will use every opportunity to practice and to use English throughout the course.
At the end of the course the student will have knowledge of english as a global language and its importance as a Lingua Franca for people from different cultures and countries, characteristics of children’s and young adult literature and how literacy can be developed in the English language classroom through the use of texts.
You will also learn more about the historical development of English language methods and didactics and the affective factors of the learners which may influence a teacher’s approach in the classroom. In addition you wil learn more about how learning strategies can support individual development of learning to learn skills in students.
Analyze and understand
At the end of the course you should be able to analyze and understand English literary texts and express themselves on language, literature, and society in a correct and varied manner and identify the characteristics of various types of literature. You will also be able to plan, teach, and critically evaluate their language lessons an plan lessons using the current curriculum and the European language portfolio.
This course will give you the knowledge you need to integrate all the basic skills in meaningful lessons which support the development of learners language skills and build assessment, evaluation and feedback methods, together with learners where appropriate, in a way that supports further language learning and autonomy. For more information regarding VEN210 and VEN211.