ETL708 - Language Teaching in Practice


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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.

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