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ECL755 - Professional Practice in TESOL or LOTE

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
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Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Arber
Incompatible with: ECL716, ECL717, ECL718, ECL720, ECL721, ECL722, ECL737, ECL738, ECL754
Contact hours: Introductory half day study day at the Melbourne Burwood Campus


Study day subject to demand.


This unit requires participants to undertake a teaching practicum in a second/foreign language classroom, and to reflect on their experience. It enables students to demonstrate their understandings of second language pedagogy gained in their study of this and other units in their course through undertaking a 22 day practicum in an appropriate TESOL or LOTE setting. This practicum meets the practical teaching requirements for qualifying as a specialist TESOL or LOTE teacher in Victoria.


Students without a teaching qualification accepted and assessed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) should contact both Dr Ruth Arber (course director) and the unit chair. This is an "invitation only unit" for non-qualified students.  MTESOL students CANNOT enrol in the unit Without permission.


Note: Participants who live outside the Melbourne metropolitan area should contact the unit chair or course coordinator to discuss how requirements can be met.


Demonstrate competency in classroom TESOL teaching (satisfactory/not satisfactory);

demonstrate competence in the use of the target language (satisfactory/not satisfactory);

produce a professional teaching portfolio (3500 words equivalent, 60%); and

complete a report based on the practicum experience (2500 words, 40%).

Prescribed texts

Harmer, J 2001, The Practice of English Language Teaching, 3rd edn, Longman, Harlow, Essex.

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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