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
D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil
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 focuses on a range of theories, policies and current developments and discussions in regards to multilingualism in global and Australian contexts. Students explore in detail the issues of multilingual languages education across a range of social-cultural, political and institutional contexts.
The unit covers core concepts and understandings from a range of perspectives, paying particular attention to theories of language and cognition, languages education policies, multilingual curricula and education programs, multilingualism and teacher-learner identities, and the characteristics of multilingual speech.
The unit also looks at the ways in which research into multilingualism can inform both the languages pedagogies and the effective learning of an additional language.
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
GLO8: Global citizenship
GLO4: Critical thinking
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: ETL709 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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