ETL702 - Linguistics for Second Language Teachers


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECL753
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online Learning experiences are via the unit site and comprise independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums. A minimum of two online seminars (via BlackBoard Collaborate) swill be conducted during the trimester.


Second Language Teachers need not only to be able to speak and understand the language they are teaching but have an understanding of how the language works - that is, its systems and rules of usage.

This unit focuses on raising awareness of traditional and modern perspectives of grammar. As such, it is relevant to students’ professional development as language teachers. It develops not only a thorough understanding of the formal aspects of language, but it examines the metalanguage that is needed for talking about these aspects of language. It also introduces participants to current issues concerning the role of grammar in Second Language Teaching and Learning and to various ways in which this knowledge could be used for the teaching of spoken and written discourses.

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