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English Language Teaching Methods

The English Language Teaching Methods is a new qualification which combines theoretical studies and practical experience. It equips students with an integrated academic program which consists of several courses. The program consists of 24 credit hours for graduates wishing to practice the teaching profession. It qualifies its graduates to teach in governmental and private schools. This qualification is a prerequisite for employment as a teacher in several countries in the region. The program is dedicated to qualifying teachers of Arabic, Islamic studies, social studies, science, mathematics, English, IT or any other field related to education.

Objectives

Program Objectives:

The English Language Teaching Methods Program aims at assisting students in getting specialized educational knowledge as well as the basic skills and orientations required for teaching in the basic and secondary education through the following:

  • Developing teaching skills in the following discipline: English Language Teaching Methods
  • Providing experience in teaching methods and various possible learning opportunities.
  • Developing awareness of educational technology in learning and teaching the following educational subject: English Language Teaching Methods
  • Providing feedback on the policies and modern tendencies which may affect the school curricula.
  • The ability to understand and deal with the learners with special needs.

 

The Program Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this Program, the students shall be able to:

  • Use modern and suitable educational methods and techniques in teaching various subject: English Language Teaching Methods
  • Employ educational technology in teaching various subject: English Language Teaching Methods
  • Effectively carry out class management strategies.
  • Connect between educational theory and practical application while taking into consideration the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of students.
  • Contribute to develop academic curricula in light of modern educational theories.
  • Establish positive and professional relations with learners, teachers, guardians, parents, and stakeholders of the educational and learning process.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – English Language Teaching Methods
COMPONENT COURSES CREDIT HOURS
Mandatory Courses 5 15
Specialization Courses 1 3
Practical Education 1 6
Total Required 6 + Training 24

 

Study Plan

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English Language Teaching Methods

 

Course Number Course Name CH Prerequisite
Semester1
EDU 471 Curriculum 3
EDU 473 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 474 Classroom Management 3
Semester2
EDU 472 Educational Technology 3
EDU 490 Practical Education 6
EDU 475 Developed Systems and Policies of Education in UAE 3

 

 

  • Mandatory Specialization Courses (3 credit hours)
Course Number Course Name CH Prerequisite
EDU 483 English Language Teaching Methods 3

Course Description

EDU 471: Curriculum Prerequisite: None

This course studies the main concepts of the educational process, its development and relation to the school curriculum. It presents the concept and development of curriculum as well as the traditional and modern concepts of the curriculum and compares between them. The course also studies and analyzes the factors, which lead to curricular development, the philosophical, social, psychological and cognitive bases of the curriculum, and the types and organizations of academic curricula. The course points out the following elements of the academic curriculum: objectives, content, experience, activities, concept of teaching, general methods of teaching and assessment, school tests and curricular assessment. The course also addresses the types and organizations of school curricula in addition to the process of planning for curricula, future vision and curricular development.

EDU 472: Educational Technology Prerequisite : None

This course has been designed to assist students and qualify them as teachers so that they shall get acquainted with advanced topics on technology, using educational technologies and modern technology in the teaching process and the advantages of using technology for educational purposes. Students shall be taught and trained on preparing educational aides in terms of planning and execution. The course shall also include the development of technology applications and multimedia in classrooms and the implementation and inclusion of educational technologies in order to reach the best educational methods and approaches. Attention shall be paid to developing the students’ skills in striking a relation between technology and the development of curricula on the one side and the professional development of teachers on the other side. The course shall include issues related to the different concepts, skills, types and sources of educational technologies and how their mechanisms are integrated into various educational situations. In addition, students shall get acquainted with the means of using standards of international educational technologies as an assessment criterion in order to guarantee the quality of educational applications. Students shall differentiate between the contemporary models of educational design in terms of the effectiveness of the integration of technologies in the field of learning and discovering the field of technological applications to cope with the individual learning needs. Besides, students shall carry out the available applications in terms of effectiveness in specific educational environments. The use of interactive mass media, the Internet, and the integration and effectiveness of technology shall not contradict with moral and legal values and issues.

EDU 473: Educational Psychology Prerequisite : None

This subject is concerned with studying the behavior of both the learner and teacher in class learning situations and the developmental prerequisites related to learning especially cognitive development. It also addresses educational objectives, learning, its basic concepts, models, learning the concept, problem solving, transfer of the learning effect, information processing, motivation, intelligence and innovation. Students shall get acquainted with the basic concepts of educational psychology and its application in learning and teaching. Attention shall be paid to the relation between teaching and the application of the fundamentals of educational psychology including its connotations related to understanding the biological rule of behavior and mental issues of behavior such as comprehension and understanding, memory and learning, Emotional aspects that drive behavior, anxiety, the need, ‎achievement, Social aspects of behavior, communication, standards and leadership. The most recent scientific orientations related to the learning process, components and influential factors of the educational situation, the significance of interaction between the learner, teacher and teaching environment of the learning process, learner’s development, concept of educational psychology and its significance in the teaching process, learning theories, behavioral and field knowledge, principles of theories and their educational applications, and learning models and strategies shall be studied as well.

EDU 474: Classroom Management Prerequisite : None

This course aims at qualifying students on the scientific management of the class by providing them with the necessary knowledge, information and skills and introducing the concept and significance of class management and developing the skills of class management and control. The course addresses the concepts of class management and organization, human relations, class environment, class interaction, class problems and the strategies used in overcoming them. In addition, the course aims at equipping students with the skills of controlling behavior by carrying out the teacher’s duties and functions, applying control rules and mechanisms and developing the effective educational environment by using modern strategies and principles in cooperative learning and partnership.

Additional readings: The teacher shall supervise and distribute the additional materials required for the lesson. These materials include readings and problem solving … etc.

EDU 490: Practical Education Prerequisite: None

Prerequisite: completing 9 credit hours including one of the mandatory specialization courses

This course introduces to the learners the real atmosphere of learning and teaching at schools, scientific applications in the classroom and discussion of class events. Learners shall be trained on a number of teaching skills such as qualification for teaching, stimulating the learners’ previous learning, planning the lesson, activity management, asking questions, group management, various teaching methods, various assessment methods, development of work papers, simulating motivation and considering individual differences.

This course also aims at enabling learners to practice the actual teaching process by applying the knowledge learnt at the various courses. The learner shall be trained on striking a relation between theory and application and implementing the skills on which he / she received a theoretical training. In addition, the course targets at developing and improving the level of performance and the skills of learners whether teachers or employees by basically training them on applying what they have learnt such as modern knowledge and methods of teaching, assessment and the inclusion of children with special needs. Besides, learners shall be familiarized with the nature of applied education including the implementation of the educational and psychological principles in the field of planning, the development of educational aides, use of modern technologies and execution of all components of teaching.

EDU 483: English Language Teaching Methods Prerequisite: None

This course critically examines the contemporary approaches to English language teaching, in comparison with the traditional ones. Aspects of classroom practice will be analyzed, including the role of teachers and learners, classroom management, and teaching language skills in both an integrative and separate manner. The issues of language learning strategies and cooperative learning will also be covered. The course will address the four macro-language skills and their sub-skills: the teaching of vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and texts. Additional focus is on the latest approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching the four language skills as well as on grammar. It will also cover lesson planning, classroom management, and interactive language teaching.

Career Opportunities

Holders of the Professional Diploma in Teaching ​may find jobs in the following fields:

Educationally-qualified teachers to teach:

 

  • Islamic Studies (Faith, Jurisprudence, Quran and Hadith).
  • Arabic Language (Reading, Listening, Expression, Calligraphy and Dictation).
  • English Language (Reading, Conversation and Listening, Expression, Calligraphy and Dictation).
  • Scientific disciplines such as Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology.
  • Mathematics.
  • Social Studies (History, Geography and National Education).
  • PC and Information Technology.
  • Children with Special Needs (Gifted and Weak Achievers).

Program Tuition Fee

Application and Admission Fee AED

3,000

One-time fee submitted with application; non-refundable
Application and Admission Fee AED

3,000

(International Students) One-time fee submitted with application; non-refundable
Registration Fee AED

500

Per semester (fall and spring)
Registration Fee AED

300

Per semester (Summer semester)
Credit hour Fee

Due the time of course registration

AED

900

(per credit hour)
Other Fees
Visa Deposit AED5,000 Non-refundable for the students who did not complete visa duration
Visa Processing Fee AED2,000
Credit Transfer Fee AED

300

For transfer students only
Late Registration Fee AED

200

Per course 
Add and drop processing fee AED

30

Re-test Fee (Graduate) AED

500

Supplementary Exam Fee (final exam)

 (Graduate)

AED

1,500

** The mentioned fees do not include (5% VAT)

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