ELT5020 Teaching Language SkillsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ELT5020 Teaching Language Skills Spring 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YEŞİM KEŞLİ DOLLAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: This course aims to provide the students with the practical skills they need to teach English and a theoretical background to TESOL.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
At the end of this course students will learn both the theories and practices behind the following:
• How to teach speaking skills: teaching the sounds, stress and intonation of English.
• How to teach listening skills: practical approaches you can use in the classroom.
• How to teach reading skills: practical ideas in teaching intensive and extensive reading.
• How to teach writing skills: from individual sentences to descriptive passages.

Course Content

This course covers the theories and applications of language teaching skills.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Orientation to the course, syllabus. Sign up for tasks.
2) • Learners • Teachers
3) • Managing the classroom • Planning lessons
4) • Describing learning and teaching
5) • Describing language
6) • Teaching the language system
8) • Teaching Reading
9) • Teaching Writing
10) Presentations
11) • Teaching Speaking
12) • Teaching Listening
13) Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach English. Pearson Longman

Brown, H. D. (1994). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy. USA: Prentice Hall.
Doff, A. (1990). Teach English: A training course for teachers. NY: CUP
Nunan, D. (1998). Language teaching methodology: A textbook for teachers. Hertfordshire: Prentice Hall Europe.

References: Richards, J. C. & Renandya, W. A. (2002). Methodology in language teaching: An anthology of current practice. NY:CUP.
Singhal, M. (2006). Teacing reading to adult second language learners. USA: The reading matrix, Inc.
Ur, P. A course in language teaching: Practice and theory. NY: CUP.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 3 % 10
Homework Assignments 3 % 20
Presentation 1 % 20
Project 1 % 20
Final 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Application 2 8 16
Field Work 4 10 40
Study Hours Out of Class 3 12 36
Presentations / Seminar 2 10 20
Homework Assignments 4 12 48
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 206

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.