TESL 702: Theories of Second Language Teaching


The course will review competing teaching theories including Meutic, Communication, Moulding, Prescriptive, Cognitive, and Psychological theories of teaching and assess their implications for teaching English as a second language in Ghana. Communicative Language Teaching, Community Language Learning, Total Physical Response, the Silent Way, Suggestopedia, etc. will be examined highlighting the various theories that inform each method covered. Current techniques and strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the various educational levels will be evaluated. Best practices in teaching communicative skills at the tertiary level will be examined.