FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION

EDU5FFE

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus in this subject is on the relationships between the forms and functions of language in the classroom and forms and functions of language in other contexts. Exploring these relationships is the basis for students to reflect on what they as teachers need to know about the language they are teaching and how the features of that language need to be presented to people learning that language.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

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
ReadingsWhat English Language Teachers Need to Know: Designing CurriculumPrescribedChristison, M.A. & D.E. Murray, 2014Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand how theory and practice are inter-related

Activities:
Students will examine a chosen grammar topic. They will investigate it linguistically and then re-examine it from various teaching perspectives

02. Understand the relationship between the forms and functions of language in the classroom

Activities:
Reflect on what they as teachers need to know about the language they are teaching

03. Understand how language can be presented in different ways

Activities:
Reflect on the features of language that need to be presented to students learning a language and how they are best presented to learners

04. Understand the importance of context and sequencing of grammar activities

Activities:
Reflect on how age, sequencing and context influence the appropriateness of grammatical materials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 38-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 38 - 42
Four 7.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one assignment (2000-words equivalent)50 02, 03
one group work project (2000-words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04