This course is an interdisciplinary study that describes problems caused by human use of the natural world. It also seeks remedies for these problems and helps to understand three things: understand the processes (both physical and biological) that operate in the world, appreciate the role that technology plays in our society and its capacity to alter natural processes as well as solve problems caused by human impact, and understand the complex social processes that characterize human populations.
This course focuses on practical methods of language teaching specifically the four macro skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening and the rationale behind lesson staging/scaffolding when presenting these skills. Students will be introduced to techniques for teaching vocabulary, pronunciation and form as well as learn how to design effective tasks and practice situations. It looks at strategies to check meaning and correct errors. Students are encouraged to adopt a critical and reflective approach to practice through peer teaching and develop an informed view of teaching and the learners.