This course will introduce and explore the complex relationship between global level contexts of second language acquisition, language learning and language pedagogy, and a micro-level approach focused on the language itself. It presents the current evidence base that informs practice and encourages participants to engage with this evidence on a critical and practical level.
This course introduces the evidence base of second language learning and teaching and its practical implications for a range of diverse contexts. It considers this with regards to the practical applicability of practitioners’ knowledge and skills in relation to their own background, interest and future direction.
There is a strong emphasis on research and problem-based pedagogy, considering the importance of the participants own experiences in the inquiry.
The course gives students the opportunity to research aspects of the field, e.g. through the use of corpora or collecting data in a natural setting. There may also be opportunities to observe practitioners and experiment with pedagogies in practical microteaching tasks.
Students will work, with guidance, on small research projects and present their research outcomes at the end of each week. The feedback from these presentations will feed forward to the summative poster presentation at the end of week 3.
The course will be staffed by regular TESOL staff (for lectures) and TESOL PhD students and ATs (for workshop and assessment).
Scholarship - Scottish Summer Endeavour
Scholarship application opens on 1st December
Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarships are offered to students from all countries who can display evidence of outstanding academic merit.
The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. A minimum of 3.3 GPA or equivalent is required and evidence of this must be provided along with your application.
In order to apply, you should be a full-time university/college student who can demonstrate that you meet the academic and language requirements of your preferred course.
1. Choose the course you are interested in.
2. Go to your preferred programme page and select ‘click here to apply now’, located towards the top right of your screen. This will enable you to request an application form and further guidance regarding the application process.
2. Fill out the application form and attach the documents required in order to support your application. This will include the following:
- one letter of recommendation provided by your academic referee (no longer than 500 words)
- (interim) degree transcripts
- Evidence of an internationally recognised English language qualification (if appropriate).
4. Send back the application form stating in your email that you would like to apply for the Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarship.
5. Remember to enclose any other documents that will support your application.