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 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course provides students with the opportunity 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.

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) EDUC6121 Intercultural Communication through English
Transition Students who planned to enrol in EDUC6121 will be contacted and recommended to enrol this new course instead.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1 This task will require students to examine the impact of the national language policy on the ESL/EFL teaching in schools or universities in their own countries.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 2 This task will encourage students to develop instructional practices that emphasize the role of the ESL/EFL teacher as cultural mediator.
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 None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6252

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