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ECL754 - Language Teaching Practice in Context

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:H Shokouhi




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines the practical and conceptual issues that should be considered when teaching TESOL in diverse contexts in Australia and overseas. It examines the fundamentals of teaching English as a second or a foreign language and provides a metalanguage for discussing learning and professional practice of language teachers.  The pedagogy of language teaching is approached via understandings about communicative competence, in general, and the use of the communicative approach and other socio-cultural approaches to language teaching in various contexts. 

The unit focuses on pedagogical strategies to develop the macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as embedded within the context of language learning.  In addition to the macroskills, it looks at grammar and vocabulary learning and the integration of information technology with all aspects of language learning. Throughout the unit, there is an emphasis on hands-on activities, microteaching and discussion about the strategies involved.  Students should take away from this unit ideas that will be effective in a wide range of classroom contexts.


A  written lesson plan and 15 minute oral presentation (a mini lesson) equivalent to 2000 words - 40%.

Unit of work, 3000 words – 60%.

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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