Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject inexperienced teachers of English as a second or foreign language are introduced to the basic structure and usage of English. The subject covers aspects of English phonology, syntax, discourse and other aspects of language in use as they relate to the teaching of English.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStandardisation and Correctness, Discourse conventions: Written and spoken language, Engaging with word categories, Engaging with meaning, Engaging with lexical and phrasal categories, Engaging with clauses, Describing Australian English sounds and spelling; Describing English intonation and stress

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

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. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of English grammar
02. Critically evaluate what is meant by standard English and Australian English
03. Demonstrate an ability to deconstruct a text in ways that both identify its varied components and how these components are intrinsically interconnected
04. Demonstrate a high level of understanding about the nature of meaning
05. Demonstrate effective and creative ways of teaching the structure of words, phrases and clauses.
06. Understand how sounds and symbols interact to form orthographies and develop an basic understanding of key components of stress, pitch, and intonation
07. Develop an initial understanding of how a knowledge of English relates to theories about English language and the teaching of English

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 4, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 33 - 35
Four 3.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 33 - 35
Four 4.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 4000-word language analysis

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Weekly tasks (1000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6