Second Language Teaching and Learning

Module code: ED7502

Module co-ordinator: Simon Gieve

In this module you will study aspects of English Language Teaching (ELT) methodology and theories of language learning. We will examine the principles underlying a wide range of approaches and techniques for the teaching and learning of language, as well as theories of how languages are acquired. You will have the opportunity to relate these to your own professional context.

Topics covered

  • Current issues in ELT
  • Theories and applications in skills teaching
  • Methods and approaches
  • Learning strategies and learner autonomy
  • Learner variables
  • Psycholinguistic perspectives
  • Models of second language acquisition
  • How classroom language learning is achieved


This module is studied by distance learning.


  • Written assignment, either 6,000 words or 2 x 3,000 words (100%)