SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACIES

EDU5SLL

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students use critical reviews of research literature and case study research that they conduct to explore how additional language learners develop literacy skills in a new language. The experiences of children, adolescents and adults are considered. Students explore issues for and the experiences of different additional language learners, those who are already literate and those with limited or no literacy in earlier languages. The nature of literacy and language practices in languages with different writing systems is considered. The implications of the issues faced by these diverse additional language learners in learning to read and write effectively in their additional languages are used to consider how teachers can assist the development of literacy for diverse learners.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

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
ReadingsReading PackRecommendedSubstantial Reading List. Links to research articles provided by lecturer on e-reserveNot Relevant
ReadingsControversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction,RecommendedPearson Casanave, C.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2003
ReadingsExploring the dynamics of Second Language writing,RecommendedKroll, B.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003
ReadingsGenre and Second Language Writing,RecommendedHyland, K.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2004
ReadingsLearning to Read Across Languages: Cross-Linguistic Relationships in First and Second-Language Literacy Development,RecommendedKoda, K. & Zehler, A. (Eds)ROUTLEDGE 2008
ReadingsSecond Language writing research: Perspectives on the Process of Knowledge Construction,RecommendedMatsuda, P. & Silva, T. (eds)LAWRENCE ERLBAUM 2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key concepts involved in developing literacy in an additional language

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

02. Understand theoretical developments in second language literacy research

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

03. Demonstrate critical and reflexive thinking and action

Activities:
Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language

04. Develop approaches and plan activities requiring the synthesis of multiple perspectives and the integration of theoretical perspectives and practical issues

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 2: Digital and visual literacies; Session 3: Orthographies; Session 5 Reading in a second language; Session 6: Influences on and shaping of literacy in an additional language; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

05. Work with others to develop knowledge

Activities:
Session 1: Defining second language literacy; Session 7: Literacy and Identity

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 33 - 43
Ten 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Topic motivation and literature review = 2,500 words20 01, 02
Research interview and transcription = 3,000 words equivalent30 01, 03, 04, 05
Research report = 5000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05