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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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will explore ideas and ways to create language learning activities that integrate both form and function. They will plan innovative language learning activities that take account of their current and future teaching contexts and include the potential for engagement with the digital world. Students will critically reflect on their role(s) as teacher of a task-based, meaning-oriented language lesson that they have designed and presented

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

Learning resources

Doing task-based teaching

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorWillis, D., & Willis, J. R.



PublisherOxford University Press.

ISBN0194422100, 978-0194422109

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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. Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of key components of task-based approaches to the teaching of additional languages and how these approaches relate to views of language, the context of teaching and the needs of diverse learners
02. Research and apply established and emerging theories and methodological options for the integration of form and function in language learning
03. Develop a critical understanding of a teacher's role(sin the meaning-oriented language classroom
04. Develop and apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a language teacher practitioner.
05. Work in teams to develop knowledge
06. Develop approaches and plan activities requiring the synthesis of multiple perspectives and the integration of theoretical perspectives and practical issues

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