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ESJ758 - Studies in Curriculum (LOTE B)

Unit details

Year2015 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




Incompatible with:

ECL264, ECL464, ECL764, ELE238, ELE436, ESH315

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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: 50% 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 (2500 words).

Task 2: 50% Development of an integrated unit for the senior years (Year 12) (2500 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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