English: Language and Use of Language (M1)

Course

The module will focus on the structure and usage of the English language, as well as communicative competence and inter-language.

Exchange Programme

Possible Combinations

This module can be combined with Intercultural Competence (M3+M4) and UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to make a 30 ECTS semester.

Please note that schedule conflicts may occur in the final timetable in which case students will be offered an alternative module.

Target Group

Students of Education – Teacher Education, English as a second language or related disciplines

Purpose of The Course

The module will focus on the structure and usage of the English language, as well as communicative competence and inter-language.

We study theories and methods of analysis for learning and teaching English as a foreign/second language.

During the module, we will develop didactic designs for different age groups and class levels.

Proof of English proficiency

All applicants for this offer must show proof of English language proficiency corresponding to a minimum of B2 on the CEFR scale. This can be done by submitting one of the accepted language certificates through the application form.

The accepted certificates and minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: Minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet-based test: Minimum score: 83
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations: Advanced/CAE or Proficiency/CPE - Grade: C, B or A
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations First Certificate: Grade: A
  • Oxford Online Placement test: Minimum score: 75 overall + 75 in each subtest
  • Erasmus Online Language Support (OLS): Score B2

The submitted certificates must not be older than 3 years to be considered valid.
If the applicant does not upload an English test, they will automatically be invited to complete an online test issued by UCL. Applicants may also be invited for an online interview upon our request.

Poul Kristensen International Coordinator

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience several different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.

Throughout the module, we will integrate the use of ICT and physical activity in the teaching and didactic designs.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to produce and present a product in accordance with the given criteria of the module plan, which will be presented in the beginning of the module. This product could be e.g. a webquest, a flipped classroom product, or a traditional lesson plan.

Course days and times will be stipulated in a timetable, which will be available for students at or before semester start.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.  

Type of Activity

Theoretical and practical module.

Name

English - Language and use of language (M1)

ECTS

10

Workload

Attend and actively participate in classes, individual study of the relevant literature for the module, group work, prepare presentations, assignments and the module product. 

Learning Outcome

  • Plan, carry out, evaluate and develop teaching in communicative competence and linguistic structures.
  • Analyse your own and pupils’ interlanguage
  • Work with learning goals and assessment

Presentation of the module product to the class with peer and teacher feedback.

This will be awarded with a pass/fail grade.