Course Title

TESTING AND ASSESSMENT

Course Code

TEST431138

Credit

3

Program Level

Program

Overview

This course prepares fundamental principles and best practice of testing and assessment for English language teachers at the undergraduate level. It considers a range of concepts and skills of assessing learners’ English language proficiency. Issues such as testing methods, testing techniques, and evaluation measures are brought into class discussions and analyses. Students are required to work on different types of testing for different skills, including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and the four macro language skills. A critical perspective on common testing methods and procedures is employed for the exploration of their limitations on validity and washback effects.

Course Title

TEACHING PRACTICUM

Course Code

TPRA 461038

Credit

6

Program Level

Program

Overview

This course aims to provide final-year TESOL students with chances to be exposed to English language teaching in reality. In particular, they will observe English classes, plan lessons, practice teaching those lesson with peers, and teach those lessons to real learners, through which they can learn how to manage class activities effectively. In addition, they are provided with a crucial chance to teach an English for Specific Purposes lesson.

Course Title

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Course Code

PREX 43093

Credit

3

Program Level

Program

Overview

This course aims to provide final-year TESOL students with professional experiences in English language teaching at schools and/or tertiary institutions. In particular, the students are required to observe English classes, plan English lessons, practice teaching in groups (micro-teaching), identify forms of assessment used in reality as well as evaluate in-class teaching and learning activities. They therefore are required to submit observation reports and reflection journals at the end of the course. 

Course Title

BRITISH STUDIES

Course Code

BRST330336

Credit

3

Program Level

Overview

This course aims at equipping third-year students who major in Translation and Interpretation with background knowledge of British literature and culture. In terms of cultural aspects, the students will look at the overview of factors such as geography, history and politics that have had impacts the foundation of British culture. The analysis of these factors will help the students understand more deeply and be able to explain cultural phenomena in the countries which have been significantly influenced by British culture. Regarding British literature, the students will be provided with the introduction to acclaimed literary works and authors within the context of the work. Based on their knowledge of culture and literature, the students will practice translating extracts from the literary works in order to have a better understanding of literary language and be able to translate literary works.