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EDF6238

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Filipi

Synopsis

Knowledge and skills required to function as an effective TESOL teacher. Links between second language education theory and classroom practice. It includes a classroom component of 12 weekly sessions, including micro-teaching and focussed observation, and placement of 22 days in a language centre or other institutional setting. The placement will consist of a sequence of at least 3 days per week.

Outcomes

The principal learning objective of this unit is to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. This may include the explicit:

  • knowledge about the way the English language works as a linguistic system;
  • knowledge of meta-language to describe this system when required to do so;
  • knowledge of current curriculum, methodology and assessment models in English language teaching;
  • skill in presenting language in context so that learners can use the language system in socially appropriate ways;
  • skill in designing practice opportunities for learners that encourage language use which matches real life needs; and
  • skill in adapting and developing learning materials as required.

Assessment

Assessment 1: Professional development: a mini-lesson and a critical review of an approach to ESL teaching, and its underlying view of L2 acquisition, teaching and learning (4000 words): 50%, and
Assessment 2: Professional practice: successful completion of 22 day placement including (4000 word practicum folio): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Local accreditation only for students enrolled in PostgradDip (TESOL), MEd (TESOL) specialism programs, and NOT available to students enrolling in postgraduate TESOL (International) programs.

Co-requisites

EDF6233 and at least 22 days teaching practice