Teaching Unit


Coefficient: 1

Credit: 2

Level: 3rd Year


Weekly time:


Number of teaching Hours:22h30
Aims and Objectives:

v  To introduce the notion “Didactics” to learners, and to tell them its domain and role in relation to Lge teaching and learning.

v   To cope with the historical teaching methods, their tenets and how to be an Eclectic teacher.

v  To determine the notions’ concepts as Communication, Interaction, Communicative Competence and communication strategies.

v  To give the opportunity to EFL learners to tackle lessons, to plan skills and the sub-skills and how to teach them from observable perspectives.

v  To invite the students to make a distinction between “ a Curriculum and a Syllabus”,

Learning Outcomes:

ü  Introducing the field “Didactics”, its meaning, its area of study.

ü  Introducing the notions “Approach, Method, Techniques” and their philosophies.

ü  Dealing with the different Teaching Methods in EFL Classrooms.

ü  Defining the concepts “Communication- Communicative Competence- Interaction”.

ü  Familiarizing the learners with the different EFL teacher’s role and how to assess the enrolled learners.

ü  Coping with learning theories and contributions to facilitate learning.

ü  Socializing the EFL learners with both processes “Teaching/Learning” and showing them with practical, observable situations how to manage classrooms.



Aleidine K. M (2015).  Foreign Language Teaching and Learning.University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Available at:amoeller2@unl.edu

Douglass, H. D. (2006). Principles in Language Teaching and Language Learning. San Francisco State University

Gabriel D. M. (2001). Introduction to Didactics.Consejo de Formación en Educación, Buenos Aires

Richard, J. C.,& Rogers, T. S. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. Cambridge Language Teaching Library

Schunk, D. H. (2008). Learning Theories: An Educational Perspectives (6st ed)

Course Content

First Semester

           Semesters (05):
               Contents      Remarks
1-      1-An Introduction to Didactics: definitions and theories Key-concepts
2-      2-Didactics and Pedagogy  Comparative study
3-Definitions of pedagogical terms:

3-               a-Approach

4-               b-Method

5-               c-Technique

6-      Theories and illustrations


Introducing the scholars’ definitions

and explanations


4-Methods and Techniques in Language Teaching:

7-             a-The Grammar Translation Method

8-             b-The Direct Method

9-             c-The Audio-Lingual Method

d-The Silent Way


f-The Community Language Learning

g-The Total Physical Response

h-The Communicative Language Teaching

i-The Competency-Based Approach



Presentation of each

Method in isolation

+ Its principles +

Advantages +



4-The Learning Theories and Models:






Introductory study:

Definition of each school + Principles

+ Characteristics +



End of the Semester
Second Semester
           Semesters (06):
               Contents      Remarks
I-Curriculum- Syllabus- Textbook A Comparative Study
II- V- Communication :

a- The Communicative Competence

b-The Communication Strategies


A Systematic Study +


III- Assessment in Teaching:

a-A Diagnostic Assessment

b-A Formative Assessment

c-A Summative Assessment


The teacher’s strategies while conducting Assessments

IV-Assessment vs. Evaluation:

a-      Definitions

b-      Similarities and Differences


A Comparative study

V- Interactive Language teaching:

Defining interaction

Interactive principles

Roles of the interactive teacher


Illustrative course +


Assessment and Evaluation