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ESJ459 - Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

From 2016 offered Cloud (online) only

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: 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:

Michiko Weinmann





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


Task 1: 50% A critical essay evaluating theories of language teaching and learning, and analysing own experiences as a language learner, reflecting on what social and cultural factors aided or prevented one’s own language learning (2000 words).

Task 2: 50% Development of a sequence of lessons for the EAL classroom, based on current curriculum frameworks (2000 words).

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