Languages

department

Welcome to the Department of Languages at Wiawso College of Education. Languages Department is so called because two languages are taught at the department. The department is made up of six tutors, three males and three females. The department offers English language and Asante Twi as core subjects in the college every semester.

Ms. Mercy Asante
(Head of Department)

B.Ed. (English Education), UEW.; M.Ed. (Teaching English as a Second Language), UEW. 

Mr. Rexford Awuku Mante
(Examination Co-ordinator)

B.Ed. (English .Education), UEW.; MA (English), UCC.

Ms. Winnifred Kowfie
(Department Secretary)

B.Ed. Art, UCC.; M.Ed. (Teacher Education), UCC.; MA (English), UCC.

Mr. Augustus Adika-Lavoe

B.Ed. (English Education), UEW.; MEd (Teaching English as a Second Language), UEW.

Ms. Lydia Owusua Nyamekye

Diploma in Education;  B.A (English and French), UCC.; MPhil (Applied Linguistics), UEW.  

COURSES OFFERED

: Language and Literacy

The course is designed to introduce student teachers to the basic principles of language and literacy. It focuses on equipping student teachers with the requisite rudimentary concepts that will guide them to acquire and understand the necessary knowledge and skills about language and literacy to enable them to use language effectively to enhance literacy development skills of all learners. It will help student teachers to understand and identify how children acquire language and apply it in their language and literacy classroom. The course covers key areas like the nature of language and communication, knowledge and understanding of the nature and concept of language and literacy, theories of language acquisition, and addressed bilingual education and challenges to developing literacy among all learners

Communication Skills

This is an introductory course for all new student teachers. It is designed to help students to develop effective language and study skills for their academic work; improve their vocabulary, become familiar with the conventions of Standard English Language usage, and develop strategies for preparing for, and taking examinations. The course also aims at equipping student teachers with the mechanical skills for academic writing and reading. Additionally, the course will enhance trainee teachers’ skills for communicating effectively in an academic environment and classroom context.

Teaching Speaking and Listening at the Junior High School

The aim of this course is to expose student teachers specialising to teach at JHS 1-3 to the various skills of teaching speaking and listening. The course begins with introducing student teachers to the concept of speaking and listening and how they contribute to language learning and literacy development. The course seeks to equip student teachers with the skills in materials development for teaching speaking and listening and techniques in assessing speaking and listening at JHS 1-3 level. It will also provide student teachers with the skills to integrate technology into teaching speaking and listening to enhance JHS 1-3 learners’ literacy skills. The course also aims at exposing students teachers to the speaking and listening component of the Junior High School English curriculum. Besides, the course provides student teachers with the needed skills to help them to critically reflect on speaking and listening activities and how to apply them in the JHS 1-3 classroom.

Introduction to English Language

This is a core course that introduces all student teachers to the English language. The course comprises two major areas namely, introduction to phonetics and phonology and introduction to grammar. The purpose of phonetics and phonology is to equip the student teacher with the necessary tools of English language sounds and rules to enable him/her effectively receive and produce English texts. The focus then will be on the identification and production of vowels and consonants. Phonemic awareness and phonics will also be covered. The purpose of the second part, grammar, is to equip the student teacher with the necessary grammatical rules for effective text construction.