Advanced seminar: ‘The Way Teachers Talk’: Developing Classroom Discourse Competence - Details
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General information

Course name Advanced seminar: ‘The Way Teachers Talk’: Developing Classroom Discourse Competence
Semester WS 2021/22
Current number of participants 18
maximum number of participants 20
Home institute Didaktik des Englischen
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Fri., 15.10.2021 09:00 - 17:00
Participants Erfolgreicher Abschluss der englischdidaktischen Basis- und Aufbaumodule
Pre-requisites Requirements for course credit: successful completion of Introduction to ELT (lecture); active participation in ZOOM-activities (breakout rooms, whiteboard, etc.); written term paper (take-home exam).
Learning organisation Course reading: Compulsory and additional reading material as well as a topic overview and schedule will be announced in the first meeting.
Performance record Hausarbeit
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Miscellanea This three-day compact course will take place online and via ZOOM. ZOOM links and further details will be sent to course participants in due time. Each day will be divided into several 90-minute segments with breaks in between. In order to gain course credits in this seminar, all students are required to attend regularly, i.e. students must not miss more than two segments. An additional session (optional, date t.b.a.) will be offered to familiarize students with the ‘take-home’ format.

Course location / Course dates

n.a. Fri., 15.10.2021 09:00 - 17:00
Fri., 22.10.2021 09:00 - 17:00
Fri., 29.10.2021 09:00 - 17:00


Teachers’ language use and interactional behavior in the EFL classroom can have a powerful impact on students: Ideally, teachers’ effective language use activates students, initiates language learning processes, and promotes lively classroom interaction as well as students’ participation in the classroom discourse. However, if used ineffectively, it may hinder language learning or even impede classroom interaction altogether.
This course serves to sensitize students to the most salient features of teacher talk and classroom interaction. We will also look at methodological aspects of making EFL classrooms more communicative and explore how teachers can ‘create more interactional space’ for their learners. Lesson transcripts and video recordings will be used to analyze and reflect upon authentic classroom interaction. The objective of this course is to sensitize TEFL students to the complexity of L2 classroom interaction and to the teacher’s crucial role in making classroom interaction beneficial to all. A course plan and reading list will be provided in the first session.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "DID ENG HS".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 13.10.2021 on 18:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
  • The enrolment is possible from 06.09.2021, 08:00 to 11.10.2021, 18:00.
  • This setting is active from 06.09.2021 08:00 to 11.10.2021 18:00.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
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