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ETL709 - Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts

Unit details

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

Michiko Weinmann

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Michiko Weinmann


D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil



Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on a range of theories, policies and current developments and discussions in regards to multilingualism in global and Australian contexts. Students explore in detail the issues of multilingual languages education across a range of social-cultural, political and institutional contexts.

The unit covers core concepts and understandings from a range of perspectives, paying particular attention to theories of language and cognition, languages education policies, multilingual curricula and education programs, multilingualism and teacher-learner identities, and the characteristics of multilingual speech.

The unit also looks at the ways in which research into multilingualism can inform both the languages pedagogies and the effective learning of an additional language.


Assessment 1 - Essay based on interview (2500 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 - Essay (2500 words) - 50%

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