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EDUC6025

TESOL Curriculum and Methodology

10 Units

Develops understanding of curriculum theories and its application in ESL/EFL Syllabus design and ESL/EFL program writing in schools and universities. The pedagogic principles and practices of ESL/EFL teaching will be discussed in relation to curriculum development. It also aims to develop students' understanding of the importance of curriculum innovation in accordance with the global, national and local educational contexts in the 21st century.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

Students will acquire an understanding of:

  1. Key concepts of curriculum theory and its application;
  2. ESL/EFL syllabus design and ESL/EFL program writing;
  3. Pedagogical approaches to teaching ESL/EFL;
  4. Materials and resources to support TESOL; and
  5. New directions of teaching English as an international language.
Content
  1. Key concepts of curriculum theory and its application;
  2. ESL/EFL syllabus design and ESL/EFL program writing;
  3. Pedagogical approaches to teaching ESL/EFL;
  4. Materials and resources to support TESOL; and
  5. New directions of teaching English as an international language.
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Case Studies - Assignment 1: Case Study Based on your own experience of teaching or learning ESL/EFL (or learning a language other than English if you are a native speaker of English without teaching experience) in previous schools or universities in your country as a case, try to identify the weaknesses as well as strengths of the language teaching. Provide your opinions on how to improve the situation. This case study must be in essay form with up-to-date references as a support for your arguments. (Personal ā€œIā€ can be used in this writing.)
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2: Methodology Analysis Select a distinctive methodology that you are familiar with and research its background. Review the potential effectiveness of the approach and explain how you would adapt its techniques to suit your classroom in the social and cultural context of your own country. Give reasons for selecting the approach in the current educational climate.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 3: Program Design Prepare five detailed lesson plans for a sequence of ESL lessons as a unit suitable for a future class that you wish to teach. Be careful to provide a brief description of the class and classroom and show how you would incorporate motivation, communication, assessment and support for the achieving of your stated outcomes. Resource of using computer assisted language learning should be included in your Unit.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Understanding Language Teaching
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6025

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