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ESJ758 - Studies in Curriculum (LOTE B)

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in E760 course only.

Unit chair:M Weinmann

An advanced level major study (e.g. 8 units) at university level in a university program that requires successful completion of Year 12 studies for entry, or equivalent.



Incompatible with:

ECL264, ECL464, ECL764, ELE238, ELE436

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour weekly seminar 


This unit focuses on the teaching of LOTE in secondary schools, particularly at VCE level, and aims to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the VCE Study Design for languages and the Assessment Handbook for VCE Units 3 and 4. This knowledge and understanding of the VCE course will be critically applied to design a VCE Detailed study unit for the respective language.

The unit also aims to develop further the understanding of pedagogy for teaching languages in in particular specific approaches such as Intercultural Language Learning (IcLL) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). The units also interrogates notions of culture, and how these are represented in a wide range of teaching and learning materials, thus deepening students’ insights into the complexity of the relationships between context, culture and language.


Task 1: 40%  A written essay in the format of a textbook critique, critically evaluating culture-related content against the theories, concepts and goals of intercultural language learning.

Task 2: 60%  Development of an integrated unit (VCE Detailed Study).

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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