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ETL704 - Innovation in Language Curriculum

Unit details

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

Rod Neilsen

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Rod Neilsen





Incompatible with:

ECL752, ESJ760

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to develop students’ understanding of EAL and languages curriculum by enabling them to take on the broader and more complex role of planning, designing and evaluating language programs for particular second language learners and contexts.

The units comprises case studies of innovative approaches to syllabus design and content; it discusses teacher and learner roles in particular political, social and institutional contexts; frameworks for planning curriculum change; planning and teaching language courses online; materials evaluation; and  assessment including the role of examinations.


Assessment 1- Critical evaluation of a sample EAL program (2000 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 - Report on an agreed aspect of developing or evaluating languages programs (3000 words) - 60%

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