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ECL751 - Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Arber
Incompatible with: ECL711
Contact hours:

On-campus students:  3 hours per week.
Off-campus students: a half day study day at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.


On-campus version subject to demand.


This unit considers the different ways that language is learned, the strategies and goals that define language teaching in the classroom and examines the ways that popular methodologies provide effective methods and techniques for teaching and learning an additional language in classrooms. The course provides an introduction to language teaching methodology including first, second and bilingual language acquisition research and sociocultural theories of language learning; innovative approaches to teaching skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in an additional language; holistic, communicative, task-based, needs-based approaches; planning lessons and units of work; learning styles and strategies; literacy in an additional language and classroom implications; and materials and resources. Central to the course will be ways of thinking innovatively about pedagogy in contemporary and changing language classrooms.


Reflections which highlight the practical implications of current theory and research submitted in logbook format (totalling 3000 words - 50%); negotiated task that demonstrates and explores the ways that language pedagogy might be strategically applied within a particular educational context in Australia or overseas (3000 words - 50%).

Prescribed texts

Harmer, J. 2001. The Practice of English Language Teaching, 3rd edition, Longman, Harlow, Essex.
Candlin, C. & Mercer, N. 2001. English Language teaching in its social context. Routledge, London.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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