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ESJ459 - Studies in Curriculum (TESOL 7-10)

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses D347, E360, E365 or E455 only)

Unit chair:M Weinmann
Prerequisite:

A sub-major study in one of Linguistics or
A second language (i.e. not the teacher's first language) or Appropriate TESOL Studies

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ECL465
Contact hours:

3 hours or equivalent

Note:

TESOL specialist teachers require a sub-major study in one of Linguistics or a second language (i.e. not the teachers’ first language), or appropriate TESOL studies as approved by the unit chair. It is highly recommended that TESOL students undertake Linguistics units ELL101, ELL102, ELL201 and ELL202.

Content

The principal aim of this unit is to prepare students for teaching as specialist education practitioners through a study of the education specialism: TESOL: Curriculum Study A


This unit aims to introduce beginning teachers to the major aspects of teaching learners from language background other than English in both mainstream and specialist classes at secondary school level. It provides real and simulated classroom situations in which participants can practise and discuss teaching and learning procedures. The unit covers a broad range of theoretical and practical issues important to the study of TESOL such as second language acquisition, the use of curriculum frameworks, assessment practices and effective pedagogies.

Assessment

1. Written essay (40%)

2. The development of a teaching/learning sequence based on current curriculum frameworks (60%), which consists of the activity demonstration (20%) and lesson plan submission (40%).

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