Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus in this subject is on the relationships between the forms and functions of language in the classroom and forms and functions of language in other contexts. Exploring these relationships is the basis for students to reflect on what they as teachers need to know about the language they are teaching and how the features of that language need to be presented to people learning that language.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will explore ideas and ways to create language learning activities that integrate both form and function. They will reflect on what they as teachers need to know about the language they are teaching. Students will critically reflect on the features of language that need to be presented to learners as well as on how these features might best be presented to them

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


What English Language Teachers Need to Know: Designing Curriculum

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChristison, M.A. & D.E. Murray





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 how theory and practice are inter-related.
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 how language can be presented in different ways in learning contexts
04. Develop and apply knowledge and skills that demonstrate understanding of the importance of context and sequencing of grammar activities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 37 - 42
Six 5.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment (2500-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Group work project (1000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual reflection (1,500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4