EDUC6243

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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of Language education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Interpret, analyse and discuss current issues and trends in teaching LOTE and ESL
  3. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5/6 LOTE and ESL across the curriculum.
  4. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of LOTE and ESL as areas of study.
  5. Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Languages classroom.
  6. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing LOTE and ESL.
  7. Interpret, analyse and 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.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay - Pedagogical or curriculum trends and issues related to LOTE or ESL education
  • Project: Projects

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Integrated Learning may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC62431
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