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Course description
  ORAL COMPREHENSION AND EXPRESSION. ENGLISH L2/FL

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2015-16

 

In this subject we focus on the fundamentals of oral comprehension and expression in English as a second and/or foreign language. We explore current tendencies and techniques for planning, evaluating and doing research on the teaching and learning of oral communication.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Master, theories, linguistic models and methodologies applicable to teaching second languages, as well as research methods and information search techniques that can be used as the basis for carrying out research work on the teaching of Spanish and/or English as second foreign languages.
  • CG3 : Ability to apply the knowledge acquired to planning and carrying out research work into teaching Spanish and/or English as second languages that clearly transmit one's knowledge and the results of said research.
  • CG4 : Ability to apply the knowledge acquired of Spanish and/or English as second foreign languages to teaching.
  • CG5 : Adopt a critical and self-critical attitude, involving self-assessment and self-correction, as well as possessing intellectual curiosity to allow self-learning and the continuous updating of one's knowledge in the field of teaching second foreign languages.
  • CG6 : Ability to transmit social and cultural values in line with modern, multilingual and multicultural Europe in one's professional activities (research and/or teaching).

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1 : Comprender y expresarse en un idioma distinto a los oficiales de la Comunidad Valenciana en su ámbito disciplinar.
  • CGUA2 : Ser capaz de utilizar como usuario herramientas básicas en TIC.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual

  • CEE4 : Understand linguistic aspects of Spanish and/or English, at different levels and abilities, that are pertinent from the point of view of research and teaching, as well as specific lines of research in these areas.
  • CEE6 : Understand and master the specialised bibliography, terminology and conceptual tools that can act as the basis for planning teaching and for research, both with respect to the aspects common to teaching second foreign languages and to that affecting its application to Spanish and/or English.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural

  • CPE10 : Ability to select and plan soundly-based content, activities, materials and assessment techniques for the teaching/learning of Spanish and/or English at L2/LE on the levels making up the language and related to the different ability levels, bearing in mind the specific problems raised and the diversity of teaching contexts.
  • CPE12 : Ability to read and use specialised bibliography, terminology and conceptual tools that can act as the basis for teaching and research, both with regard to the common aspects of teaching second foreign languages and to their application to Spanish and/or English.
  • CPE8 : Apply models and theories related to teaching and acquiring second foreign languages, as well as the knowledge acquired concerning levels, abilities and the role of literature and culture in developing competence, carrying out activities (case studies, problem-solving, etc.) and academic work raised in the different fields.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude

  • CAE14 : Maintain a flexible and critical attitude to the many theories, trends and methodologies used in research into teaching second languages (Spanish and/or English).
  • CAE15 : Ability to update and develop for oneself the knowledge related to teaching Spanish and/or English as L2/LE.
  • CAE16 : Show the capacity for collaboration, commitment and responsibility on the individual and joint tasks needed to prepare oneself to teach and research into English/Spanish.
  • CAE17 : Show a positive attitude to multilingualism and multiculturalism in modern Europe on the basis of teaching English/Spanish.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

No data

 

 

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2015-16

To know how to integrate listening comprehension and oral expression competences within the teaching of English as an L2/FL

To understand the relationship between listening comprehension and oral expression with the linguistic levels and their implied discursive aspects.

To become aware of and to be able to analyze the specific problems encountered in the teaching of oral comprehension and expression in EFL/ESL.

To learn about, to analyze and to evaluate materials used for EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression.

To learn about and appreciate the methodologies used to teach EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression.  

To become aware of specific methods and tools for the evaluation EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression.

To become familiar with specialized bibliography and resources for learning (materials, on-line sources, etc.)

To learn about research perspectives and possibilities  with regard to the discursive competence of EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression. 

To be able to use the terminology and conceptual tools adequately to analyze the communicative competence in the planning of listening comprehension and oral expression activities for the teaching of EFL/ESL.

To be able to relate the communicative competence with the linguistic levels and the implied discursive aspects in planning the teaching of oral comprehension and expression for EFL/ESL.

To be able to select contents and to plan activities in the teaching of EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression, taking into account the problems that may be encountered.

To be able to create materials and to plan strategies for the teaching of EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression

To be able to select and implement evaluation methods and tools for EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression.

To be able to integrate oral comprehension and expression, adequately, in the planning of teaching EFL/ESL. 

To be able to understand and to use bibligraphical references analytically. 

To be able to synthesize and analyze the contents of the subject and to present ideas in an orderly, clear and coherent manner.

To be able to design and elaborate a paper on an aspect of the contents of EFL/ESL oral comprehension and expression based on the learned concepts and the bibliography.

 

 

 

General

Code: 39012
Lecturer responsible:
MORELL MOLL, TERESA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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