INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE TEACHING
Credit points: 15
Students are introduced to the principles that inform the teaching of English to speakers of other languages in primary, post-primary and adult teaching contexts. They examine the principles and resources used in second, foreign and minority language teaching, and develop skills in planning, implementing and evaluating lessons. They also explore issues related to program design, including needs analysis, frameworks for the development of curriculum, assessment frameworks and procedures, and approaches to syllabus design. The teaching contexts of both local and overseas students, including teaching English as a second and as a foreign language are addressed.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Teaching and learning languages: a guide.||Prescribed||Scarino, A. & Liddicoat, A. (2009)||Wiley-Blackwell|
|Readings||Scaffolding language, Scaffolding learning: teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom, 2nd Ed.||Recommended||Gibbons, P. (2015)||Heineman|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Engage in critical and reflexive thinking as professionals and community members
- Analysing and sharing your own experiences and beliefs in relation to language learning and teaching.
02. Engage with current issues in the social, political and economic context of language learning, especially as they pertain to student's professional lives
- Analysing the context of your teaching: knowing yourself and your learners' needs
03. Demonstrate an awareness of the world and the interdependence of local and global contexts and the environments in which we live and work
- Analysing the context of your teaching: knowing yourself and your learners' needs Communicating own beliefs and purposes in relation to additional language learners and learning
04. Underpin practical skills with relevant theoretical concepts
- Exploring and applying teaching methodologies: linking theory to practice Planning and demonstrating purposeful language teaching.
05. Work effectively and respectfully with others to negotiate understanding of complex professional tasks and appropriate practical actions
- Communicating beliefs and purposes Planning and demonstrating purposeful language teaching.
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Melbourne, 2019, Week 10-14, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald
Five 5.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Planning and teaching a language lesson (3000-words equivalent)||60||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Written reflection on language learning and teaching (2000-words equivalent)||40||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|