2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums
This unit introduces students to the practice of second language teaching, through a combination of lectures, peer teaching, micro-teaching, and classroom observation of practising language teachers. Specifically, this unit focusses on practical aspects involved in adult TESOL education contexts in Australia and overseas. It examines the fundamentals of teaching English as an additional language and provides a forum for discussing issues in professional practice of language teachers.
The unit provides pedagogical strategies to develop skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as embedded in various contexts of language teaching.
Grammar and vocabulary teaching and the integration of information technology with different aspects of language learning will also be covered.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ETL708 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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