Foundations of TESOL

10 Units

This course provides fundamental knowledge and skills of teaching English as a second language (ESL) in secondary schools. A wide range of theoretical concepts and practical issues will be explored in four interrelated aspects including pedagogical, technical, cultural and institutional domains. This introductory course lays a foundation for undergraduates who wish to be an ESL and/or LOTE teacher both domestically and internationally.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and structure of language
  2. Critically analyse theories of second language acquisition and its application
  3. Apply core knowledge of TESOL into teaching practice
  4. Evaluate approaches to, and methods and techniques of, ESL and LOTE teaching
  5. Produce an ESL lesson plan and develop ESL curriculum
  6. Provide examples showing how culture is integrated into second language teaching

1. The overall framework for ESL/LOTE teacher education

2. Language structure and function

3. Language acquisition and learning

4. Language teaching (notions of curriculum and method)

5. Social-cultural context of language learning and learner diversity

  • Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - Regulatory Authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities
  • Written Assignment: Essay 1
  • Written Assignment: Essay 2

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC1143
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