EDUC6888

Second Language Teaching and Learning in Australian Schools

10 Units

This course provides students with the opportunity to implement second language teaching skills and knowledge in two site-based teaching settings (typically the University’s Confucius Institute and local schools). It develops students’ understanding of the impact of Australian Government’s language policies on the teaching and learning of second languages in Australian schools. Australia is the only English-speaking country that has consistent language policies to promote languages other than English, in particular, Asian languages including Chinese as a second language. It also aims to develop students’ understanding of the Australian school systems in local, national and global educational contexts in the contemporary age of innovation.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a developing competence in the area of second language (L2) teaching.
  2. Adequately assess students’ abilities and shortcomings in classroom communication.
  3. Incorporate resources in creating a dynamic L2 teaching environment.
  4. Design appropriate language learning activities in accordance with the cultural context.
Content

The course consists of observation and reflection. Including (1) Introduction & outline (2) Methodology review (3) Lesson preparation (4) Child Protection (5) Peer group evaluation and (6) teaching practice in Confucius Institutes and (7) work as a teaching aide for second languages in local primary schools.

Requisites
  • This course has similarities to EDUC6024 and EDUC6025. If you have completed either of these courses or are currently enrolled in either of these courses, you cannot enrol in this course.
  • Completion of undergraduate study of a second language.
Assessment Items
  • Portfolio: Assessment 1
  • Practical Demonstration: Assessment 2

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6888
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