The IH Language Awareness Course (IH LAC)

The IH Language Awareness Course (IH LAC) is aimed to assist in improving the quality of teaching through improving the understanding of the English language systems from a teacher’s perspective. It invites teachers to look at English from a new angle, often challenging the conventional views on grammar, and revisit and extend their existing knowledge. There is no observed teaching practice.

Hours: 20 hours of input. Homework and assignments additionally.

Course content includes: analysis of systems (including meaning and use), skills and phonological concepts in ELT, critical analysis of current pedagogical practices adopted in coursebooks and criticism of such materials in terms of their descriptive accuracy, and their usefulness to learners.