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ECL752 - Innovation in Language Curriculum

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Kostogriz
Incompatible with: ECL712
Contact hours:

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


On-campus version and study day subject to demand.


This unit aims to develop students professionally by enabling them to take on the broader and more complex role of planning and evaluating language programs for particular second language learners and contexts. Topics include: current communicative approaches to second/foreign language curriculum, including case studies of innovative approaches to syllabus design and content; teacher and learner roles in particular political, social and institutional contexts: frameworks for planning curriculum change; planning and teaching language courses online; course materials - on paper and online; assessment, including the role of examinations; and course evaluation.


Critical evaluation of a sample second/foreign language program (2000 words - 40%);

report on an agreed aspect of developing or evaluating language programs (4000 words - 60%)

Prescribed texts

Hall, D. and Hewing, A. (eds) 2001) Innovation in English Language Teaching, 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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