Language Teaching Methodologies - 2017

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Unit summary

EDML501

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Exercise (50%) , Presentation (15%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit presents a critical survey of the historical and current approaches, methods, and techniques of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Successful classroom practices that address the needs of culturally diverse and language minority students will be analysed. Students will have the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply theories and principles to hands-on teaching practices in developing their own unit lesson plans.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate lesson materials and language teaching approaches that take into account the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of English language teachers
  2. interpret second language learning theories related to language teaching approaches
  3. design optimal learning activities that engage learners through integrating the content knowledge and language skills
  4. incorporate key methodological principles associated with the various teaching approaches into unit planning.
  • Assessment — Exercise (50%)
  • Presentation (15%)
  • Report (35%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • TESOL568 — Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Email address, Admission to Degree

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Principles of language teaching
2SLA theories underpinning language teaching & corrective feedback
3Historical overview of TESOL methods
4Communicative language teaching (CLT)
5Task-based language teaching (TBLT)
6Content-based instruction & CLIL
7Lesson planning techniques
8Reading & Writing
9Listening & Speaking
10Grammar & vocabulary
11Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) and applications
12Technology-enhanced instruction & funds of knowledge

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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