Teacher Education

Module code: EN7505

This module aims to introduce you to some basic considerations in Language Teacher Education. The aim is to provide you with some guiding principles that can offer a foundation for becoming a language teacher educator. The key to teacher education is considered to be the bringing together of theory (abstract, de-contextualised, collective thought) with practice (individual, contextually bound, constrained action) in a productive conversation.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to teacher education
  • Models and approaches to teacher education
  • Teacher cognition
  • Designing a teacher education programme
  • Activities for teacher education
  • Supervision, mentoring and giving feedback on observed teaching practice
  • Approaches to ongoing teacher development


  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 128 hours of guided independent study


  • Assignment, 3,000 word essay (100%)


With the prior agreement of the module leader(s) the assessment for two option modules may be combined in a single submission of 6,000 words.