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EDUC2143

Specialist Studies in Languages 1

10 Units

This course explores the principles of teaching and learning Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) in secondary schools. Students will consider the role and value of language education; lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 LOTE curriculum, and ESL across the curriculum; course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate; the literacy and numeracy demands of languages as areas of study; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing languages; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners. Attention will also be given to theories of second language acquisition.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. Articulate the role and value of Language education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Discuss current issues and trends in teaching LOTE and ESL.
  3. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 LOTE and ESL across the curriculum.
  4. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of LOTE and ESL as areas of study.
  5. Differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Languages classroom.
  6. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing LOTE and ESL.
  7. Discuss theories of second language acquisition.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning LOTE and ESL in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Languages education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 LOTE and ESL across the curriculum.

  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Languages.

  • The literacy and numeracy demands of LOTE and ESL as areas of study.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing LOTE and ESL.

  • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Languages classroom.

  • Theories of second language acquisition.
Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Minor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an essay on pedagogical or curriculum trends and issues related to LOTE or ESL education.
  • Projects - Major Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 4/5 LOTE curriculum; or ESL across the Stage 4/5 curriculum.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Seminar: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2143

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