DESIGNING LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

EDU5DLL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Major issues in and approaches to TESOL and LOTE teaching are examined for teachers specialising in either of these areas. Topics include the role of the teacher and learner; the aims, activities, techniques and methodologies used to teach language in different classes; and the extent to which these approaches suit different contexts and purposes of language teaching. TESOL (both within and beyond Australia) and LOTE teaching to children, adolescents and adults are examined and related to each other according to the particular interests of students.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA course in language teaching: practice and theory,RecommendedUr, P.CAMBRIDGE 1996
ReadingsInside teaching,RecommendedBowen, T., and Marks, J.HEINEMAN 1995
ReadingsMethodology and languge teaching: an anthology of current practice,RecommendedRichards, J., and Renandya, W.,CAMBRIDGE 2002
ReadingsTeaching and learning in the language classroom,RecommendedHedge, T.OXFORD 2000
ReadingsThe practice of English language teaching,RecommendedHarmer, J.4TH EDN, LONGMAN 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key components of task-based approaches to the teaching of additional languages

Activities:
Session 1: Multiplicity as a framework for understanding communicative repertoires, goals, and constraints; Session 2: Undstanding purposeful uses of language; Session 3: The phases of task-based teaching; Session 4 Disgnosing and understanding the role of the teacher in task-based teaching

02. Understand how task-based approaches relate to views of language, the context of teaching and in particular the needs of diverse learners

Activities:
Session 2: Understanding purposeful uses of language; Session 5 Diagnosing and understanding the role of the teacher in task-based teaching

03. Understand methodological options consistent with planning for the integration of form and function in language learning

Activities:
Session 1: Multiplicity as a framework for understanding communicative repertoires, goals, and constraints; Session 2: Understanding purposeful uses of language

04. Develop a critical understanding of the student's own teaching role(s) in the meaning-oriented language classroom

Activities:
Session 4 Diagnosing and understanding the role of the teacher in task-based teaching

05. Work in teams to develop knowledge

Activities:
Session 3: The phases of task-based teaching; Session 8 Teaching Practice

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

Activities:
Session 2: Understanding purposeful uses of language; Session 5: Engaging with the digital world; Session 6 Building relationships between tasks and tracking learner progress

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