EDUC6252

Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching

10 Units

This course develops students' understanding of the socio-cultural contexts affecting ESL/EFL language teaching and learning. Topics include language policies used in Australia and overseas, the impact of language policies and community needs on language teaching in school curriculum, the cultural issues related to ESL/EFL and the educational environment for ESL/EFL teachers and students with various cultural backgrounds.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the foundations and key concepts of socio-cultural contexts;
  2. Analyse the cultural issues related to ESL/EFL, the interaction between teachers and students with various cultural backgrounds; and
  3. Apply the theory of socio-cultural context in the practice of ESL/EFL teaching.
Content

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • Fundamental concepts of socio-cultural contexts
  • The impact of socio-cultural contexts on school language curriculum
  • Research on cultural issues related to ESL/EFL teaching and learning
  • Classroom interaction in a multi-cultural setting
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6121. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6121 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6252.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Report and Power Point
  • Essay: Research Essay
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6252

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