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ETL705 - Pedagogic Grammar

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Nick Carr
Trimester 2: Nick Carr
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECL753

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Content

EAL Teachers need to have an in-depth understanding of all systemic aspects of language- lexical, morphological, syntactical, and phonological, and their associated structures and functions. This unit enhances these understandings and also raises awareness of the pedagogical applications of linguistic knowledge. In this unit, students will also develop the ability to assess the spoken and written language abilities of EAL learners at different levels of proficiency and monitor their development through stages. 

This unit is tailored specially for VIT registered teachers who seek additional expertise in dealing with non-English speaking background students in mainstream classes.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand and outline key issues concerning grammatical structures, and the teaching of grammar

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Analyse the structure of written samples produced by learners writing in English as a second language

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Appraise linguistic features of texts for teaching purposes, and justify their choice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Analyse pronunciation and discourse features of spoken language produced by a non-native speaker of English

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Demonstrate the ability to assess the language ability of ESL/EFL learners at different levels of proficiency, and monitor their development through stages

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
 
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Analysis of a grammatical feature 2000 words 40% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Analysis of written and spoken learner language 3000 words 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ETL705
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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