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ESJ759 - 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 course E760 only)

Unit chair:M Weinmann




Incompatible with:

ECL465, ECL765, ESJ459

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour weekly Seminar 


This unit is the first unit of the two TESOL/EAL methodology units.


The principal aim of this unit is to prepare students for teaching as specialist education practitioners through a study of the education specialism TESOL/EAL.

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. 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. This unit also enables pre-service teachers to develop a deeper understanding of the relevant professional standards, and to critically examine the professional role and identity of the EAL teacher.


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 (2500 words).

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