METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH.

The goal of the course is to sustain an unwavering focus on developing knowledge, skills, pedagogy and essential understanding required of a
good English teacher to teach English Language and Literature in English from Early Childhood through to the Junior High School in Ghana. The
course is to equip the student-teacher with an understanding of contemporary theories, concepts and practices in English Studies and teaching in
enhancing literacy. The English courses introduce the student-teacher to the basics of language acquisition skills as well development strategies.
The skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, are given premium throughout the student-teacher’s training. These skills are crucial for their
academic endeavours, which they will further impart to the Ghanaian child. Though the current teacher training curriculum addresses it,
intensifying it comes with numerous advantages to all stakeholders of Ghanaian education. The courses are designed in a manner that the sub￾disciplines complement one another. There are ICT components imbedded in the teaching-learning activities to facilitate interactive and learner￾focused approach. There is a symbiotic approach in the training of the teachers; as the trainees acquire these skills for personal use and also impart
to the students.
The detailed course descriptions and objectives pay attention to the individual courses and attempt to draw synergy from “The National Teacher
Education Curriculum Framework” and “National Teachers’ Standards for Ghana Guidelines”. The assessment portfolios would pay heed to
Bloom’s Taxonomy of higher level questioning.

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