Module One

Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching

This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. Topics include:

  • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Different approaches and methodologies, including current developments
  • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
  • Language skills and learners’ problems
  • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
  • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

Course Tutor

Julie Lehner

Julie Lehner

Julie is an enthusiastic teacher trainer, mentor & coach. She’s taught EFL and ESL at all levels and comes from a background of teaching Business English in a one-to-one context. During her formative years as a teacher at International House Bucharest, she discovered a passion for mentoring fledgling teachers and went on to do the DELTA and later become a teacher trainer with International House Izmir. Her work finally brought her to bonnie Scotland, where she set up the first DELTA training centre in Edinburgh. Here, she discovered and nurtured an interest in experience design and became an active member of the teaching and training team, constantly innovating and experimenting with lots of variations in relation to course design, schedule, teaching practice delivery and trainee group social dynamics on CELTA and DELTA courses. Her latest adventure is being the Head of Operations at the International Association for Language Training Accreditations.

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