Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAnalysing the context of your teaching: knowing yourself and your learners' needs and sharing your own experiences and beliefs in relation to language learning and teaching. Planning and demonstrating purposeful language teaching

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EMALC or EDMEC or EDMELC or RMSE or EMTSC


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Teaching and learning languages: a guide.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorScarino, A. & Liddicoat, A.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Scaffolding language, Scaffolding learning: teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGibbons, P.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Engage in critical and reflexive thinking as professionals and community members
02. Engage with current issues in the social, political and economic context of language learning, especially as they pertain to student's professional lives
03. Demonstrate an awareness of the world and the interdependence of local and global contexts and the environments in which we live and work
04. Underpin practical skills with relevant theoretical concepts
05. Work effectively and respectfully with others to negotiate understanding of complex professional tasks and appropriate practical actions

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 11 - 13
Five 5.00 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Planning and teaching a language lesson (3000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written reflection on language learning and teaching (2000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5