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ETL700 - Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Ruth Arber

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Ruth Arber





Incompatible with:

ECL751, ESJ759

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit examines EAL and TESOL pedagogies for primary and secondary teachers, the debates and issues which underpin those issues and the development of pedagogies for diverse students in different socio-cultural and institutional contexts in Australia and overseas.

The unit considers approaches and methods related to teaching language form and communication and the ways these can be integrated into programs that include cultural and language awareness and content based teaching for students in diverse contexts.

The unit includes an overview of the ways that students learn languages, the different language, educational and learning experiences that students bring to the classrooms, the engagement of students within language classrooms and within social contexts which are cultured and empowered,  Students examine the development of popular methods and approaches; current research and its implications for the teaching of speaking, listening, reading and writing; the development of multi-literacies, approaches for teaching language form, communication and culture, the development of integrated approached for teaching EAL and TESOL and the engagement of that skill and knowledge for different genres of literature.


Assessment 1 - Essay (2500 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 - Reflective Analysis (2500 words) - 50%

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