Studying & Teaching
The section "ELT-Research and Methodology" offers courses in the field of methodology of teaching language and culture. The nine courses in this section are compulsory for students in the teaching degree program. They form an important part of the program and aim to devolop the future teachers' awareness, knowledge and competence in the teaching of English as a foreign language. In all our courses students are trained to reflect about their own language learning experiences as well as possible methods they might use as language teachers. We use the EPOSTL to guide these reflections and thus help students to make conscious, informed decisions about appropriate teaching methods for different situations and target groups.
Five of the teachers of this section also teach in secondary schools in Graz and thus combine theory with practice. By letting the future teacher generation participate in their experiences, successes and problems they hope to bring the school classroom into the university lecture hall.