BILINGUALISM AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

EDU5BLE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students review the cognitive, cultural, psycholinguistic and social issues involved in bilingualism and language education. Particular attention is given to models of developing bilingualism within mainstream educational contexts for language minority and majority students. Methodologies and curriculum employed specifically in bilingual immersion programs are discussed. The teaching contexts of both local and overseas students, including languages other than English and teaching English as a second and foreign language, are addressed.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and MultilingualismPrescribedLi,W & Moyer,MG (2008)BLACKWELL
ReadingsFoundations of Bilingual Education and BilingualismRecommendedBaker,C (2011) 5th EdMULTILINGUAL MATTERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To engage in critical and reflexive thinking as professionals and community members

Activities:
Session 1: Interpreting Bilingualism; Session 3: Early and Late Bilingualism; Session 5 Language Assessment and Bilingualism

02. To engage with current issues in the social, political and economic context of bilingualism, especially as they pertain to students' lives and their bilingual selves

Activities:
Session 2: Linguistic and Cognitive Development; Session 4 Minority Languages and Bilingual Education; Session 6 Language Policy and Language Education

03. To demonstrate an awareness of the world and the interdependence of local and global contexts and the environments in which bilinguals live and work

Activities:
Session 1: Interpreting Bilingualism; Session 3: Early and Late Bilingualism; Session 4: Minority languages and Bilingual Education; Session 5 Language Assessment and Bilingualism; Session 6 Language Policy and Language Education

04. To underpin practical skills with relevant theoretical concepts

Activities:
Session 2: Linguistic and Cognitive Development; Session 3: Early and Late Bilingualism; Session 4: Minority languages and Bilingual Education; Session 5 Language Assessment and Bilingualism; Session 6 Language Policy and Language Education

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Eight 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2500-word research essay50 01, 02, 03
one 2500-word definition essay50 01, 02, 03, 04