ECL306 - Teaching and Learning Languages in Primary Contexts


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course A225, A221, A222, A223 or A224




Students must be enrolled in 1 unit from A221, A222, A223 or A224

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week
Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities


This unit provides an extensive overview of contemporary languages teaching methodology, in particular how it relates to primary contexts. It considers the ways that languages are learnt by diverse students in different contexts. 

This unit aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the context of languages education with a view to critically evaluating and reflecting on the history of the discipline, the contemporary policy context the implementation of current approaches to pedagogy provision, in particular integrated approaches such as CLIL.

In this unit, students explore languages acquisition theory and its implications for languages teaching and a wide range of languages teaching methodologies. Students will apply different strategies for teaching assessment and evaluation and implement these in their assessments. 

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