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ESJ459 - Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
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

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



Incompatible with: ECL465
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


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).

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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