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ETL710 - Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Michiko Weinmann
Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECL751, ESJ757

Typical 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 independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums

Content

This unit provides an extensive overview of languages teaching methodology for qualified teachers. 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. 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand and outline the specialist teaching methodologies appropriate to teaching languages

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Critically analyse current research and theory in languages education in Australian and international contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Demonstrate the ability to critically assess, evaluate and implement various program models for languages teaching, as appropriate to your context

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Analyse, evaluate and integrate the complexities of interplay between language, culture, diversity, identity and globalisation into your evolving teaching practice

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Written essay 2500 words 50% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Lesson plan sequence equivalent to 2500 words 50% Week 11

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ETL710 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.

Unit Fee Information

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