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ECL756 - Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:Z Golebiowski
Contact hours:

On-campus students: 3 hours of workshops/seminars per week.


This unit demonstrates how language study at the discoursal level can be applied in the language classroom. It enables participants to critically examine and apply key approaches to the analysis of spoken and written language in order to select and utilise texts for teaching purposes. Topics include: definitions of discourse and discourse analysis; perspectives on text analysis; notions of context and common ground, tools for analysis of spoken and written texts, including Grecian pragmatics, speech act theory and conversational analysis; textual coherence; the analysis of the rhetorical structure of texts; and critical language analysis for teaching purposes.


Responses to theoretical and analytical activities in a logbook format (3500 words, 60%); A report including analysis of selected texts by the student and a discussion of the text analysis in relation to issues in second/foreign language teaching (2500 words, 40%).

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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