FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Foreign exchange students can do observation and teaching practice in the English language.

CLASS TEACHER TRAINING

Teaching Experience Package C English   1-21 cr. (ECTS)
Teaching Experience Package for International Students consists of several modules listed below. Some of the modules can be taken independently and some only in relation with a period of school experience. During the school experience period students will be developing their skills and professional competence gained through earlier pedagogical preparation and/or work in schools, with particular emphasis on lesson planning and reflective teaching.

KTYL 0201  Finnish System of Education   1 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarize students with the Finnish system of education.
Content:
Comparative study of the Finnish and the students´ native systems and possible professional applications. The module is based on self-conducted research, and can be taken independently of any other package component.
Method:
Self-conducted research; comparative essay.
Evaluation:
Pass/fail.
Level:
Undergraduate, graduate.
Period:I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LAPE 1601    English Didactics Foundation Course (LTPE1601)   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim: The course aims at familiarizing students with the foundations of English didactics, and principles of short- and long-term planning of teaching.
Content: The basics of the following aspects will be addressed during the course:
children vs adults in learning foreign languages, basic foreign languge lesson types,
teaching various language skills, long-term,  period and lesson planning, approaches to correction,
motivating young learners, assessment and evaluation, ICT in foreign language teaching, selected concepts and terminology related to the language and teaching of a foreign
language, and classroom management

The module can be taken independently of any other package component.
Method: Contact teaching: 30h; A mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual, pair, and group work, and written course work.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Assessment by active participation and reflective journal.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LTAS 0101  Observation Period Leading to the Teaching Experience   4 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To enhance students´ learning experience, help them plan their lessons, provide a lead-in to teaching.
Content: This component includes guided observation of 20 English lessons and completion of set tasks related to the observation. The module can be taken independently but is a prerequisite for the Teaching Experience. Participation in the module is subject to agreement with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School. Credits for the module are awarded jointly by the Faculty of Education and the Teacher Training School . Students are expected to be familiar with a foreign language lesson structure and, to a certain extent, foreign language teaching methods and approaches.

Method: Guided observation of 20 English lessons, related assignments.
Evaluation:
Pass/fail.
Level:Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring);

Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen (in cooperation with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School).

LTAS 0202  Teaching Experience   4-12 cr. (ECTS)
Aim: To help students develop foreign language teaching skills and to provide a hands-on experience in a real class. Teaching Expereience also aims to develop students´ awareness of teacher´s work and the whole school environment. It encourages students´ self-assessment and supports further professional development.
Content: The Teaching Experience period includes a tutorial on language teaching, guided period and lesson planning, actual teaching, self-evaluation and feedback after taught lessons. At the end of the Teaching Experience students will submit relevant documenation regarding teaching (portfolio). The Teaching Experience must be preceded by the Observation Period (LTAS 0101) and followed by the The Teaching Experience Reflective Report (LTAS 0203). A good level of proficiency in English and pedagogical preparation for teaching foreign languages is a prerequisite for taking this module. Pedagogical preparation means having completed, already in the home country, various courses on learning and motivation theories, preferably also foreign language teaching methods and approaches.   It can also mean having prior teaching experience in the home country. Participation in the module is subject to agreement with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School. Credits for the module are awarded jointly by the Faculty of Education and the Teacher   Training School  . Four credits (4 ects) are based on four prepared, taught and documented language lessons. Deatails about tasks and documentation related to teaching the lessons will be obtained from the tutor (Elizabeth Alssen). It is recommended that the Teaching Experience is preceded by LAPE  1601 (LTPE 1601).

Method: Teaching 4, 8 or 12 English   language lessons; related assignments
Evaluation:
Pass/fail.
Level:Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring);

Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen (in cooperation with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School).

LTAS 0203  The Teaching Experience Reflective Report    1 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To help students reflect on their teaching, to identify their strengths and areas which need development.
Content:
The Teaching Experience Reflective Report (TERR) is a written self-assessment of the Teaching Experience period and should demonstrate how a student has met his/her personal and professional goals. TERR must follow the Teaching Experience (LTAS 0202)
Method:
Written report.
Evaluation:
Pass/fail.
Level:
Undergraduate, graduate.
Period:I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring); after Teaching Experience (LTAS 0202).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen