Methodology of Teaching English is concerned with the question of how to learn and teach English - English language and linguistics, English literature(s) and culture(s). It addresses everybody who aims at the teaching profession in foreign language education at schools or in the field of continuous education. The skills to teach or train and to impart information and knowledge to others is vital for a wide range of jobs outside the traditional field of teaching, for instance the information industry in general, or trainee programmes and personnel management in particular.- Existential for every student is also the ability to study and learn, fast and efficient. The Methodology of Teaching English deals with the two mirror-like aspects: teaching and learning how to learn. It therefore conveys the basic skills for all students of English; it helps the students to become aware of learning strategies, to aquire study techniques such as skimming and skipping for instance or representation skills.
Methodology of Teaching English can also mean fun, because creativity and „real-life" application are the basis and focus. Traditional resources have to be combined with new multi-media and computer-based techniques to create an interactive cross-cultural learning environment. Here, the traditional role play may lead the way into intercultural meetings and chats over the internet, familiarizing the students with new techniques to learn and teach discourse and cultural aspects, for instance. Presentations as brochures, CDs, or WEB-pages might be part of a new methodology to reach teaching and learning objectives such as the four basic skills, reading, listening, writing, speaking and at the same time convey linguistic, literary, and/or cultural information. Methodology of Teaching English provides students with the didactic-pedagogical and psycholinguistic knowledge to develop concepts for innovative teaching up to the latest and prospective challenge of teleteaching.
Methodology of Teaching English is linking theoretical, scientific studies with applied, practice-oriented research and may function as bridge to internships and future jobs. It offers a wide range of opportunities for project work and empirical research.