ESJ459 - Studies in Curriculum TESOL A
|Year||2016 unit information|
From 2016 offered Cloud (online) only
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
(For students enrolled in courses D347, E360, E365 or E455 only)
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).