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ESJ759 - Studies in Curriculum (TESOL 7-10)

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
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECL465, ECL765, ESJ459

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour weekly seminar 

Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

Task 1: 40% 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.

 

Task 2: 60% Development of a sequence of lessons for the secondary EAL classroom, based on current curriculum frameworks

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