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 ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

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


Doing task-based teaching

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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



PublisherOxford: Oxford University Press.


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. 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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 33-42, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 34 - 42
Eight 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes to be held: Tuesdays 18/8, 25/8, 1/9, 8/9, 15/9, 22/9, 6/10, 13/10"


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2,500-word essay.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One language lesson design activity (2500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6