introductory training course for the ELT strand aims to equip English language
teachers-to-be with fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of English
teaching and learning. It provides essential background issues in ELT including
theories of second language learning, and different teaching methods. It also
develops students’ knowledge and skills in understanding learners, managing classes
and giving feedback. This course is a pre-requisite for most of the subsequent
This course provides theoretical knowledge as well as practical strategies on educational psychology that prospective teachers will need to become effective instructors. Various theories of development, teaching, and learning such as human development, cognitive and behavioral development, learner differences, information processing, and learning environments are presented with clear examples and illustrations. Upon building up their understanding of these psychological concepts and principles, the course helps students to make relevant connection between the theories learnt and typical educational situations they will deal with later in their own teaching practice.