DESIGNING LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students explore how to shape a language teaching program in ways that engage critically with specifics of the location, history and purposes of that program. Programs from around the world are considered. Key issues in the development of curriculum for language teaching in diverse program contexts are explored and related to assessment and reporting of learner language development. Students are introduced to basic principles and trends in curriculum and syllabus design from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The relationship of materials, teaching approaches and syllabus to wider issues of the nature of language and language learning and the cultural positioning of curriculum are explored. Students are encouraged to consider issues in and opportunities for transformative program design in relation to their specific contexts. Some experience of language teaching would be preferable.
Subject Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesDesigning language learning programs: context and purpose; Forms and functions in designing language learning programs. What is theory and why is it useful; resources and practices in CLT; Task-based language teaching; Content-based language teaching. Community connections in language learning and teaching
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Case studies in language curriculum design: concepts and approaches in action around the world
AuthorMacalister, J. and Nation, I. S. P.
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 3, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 18 - 23
Six 4.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.
one 4000-word assignment
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one PowerPoint presentation (1500-words equivalent)
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