ETL709 - Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts


2021 unit information

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

D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil



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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 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.

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