Survey the historical and current approaches for language teaching. Interpret second language learning theories and lesson materials that take into account the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of learners
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29 Aug 2022
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This subject explores the theoretical underpinnings and applications of language teaching, including the interplay between first and second language learning. Students will learn about the historical and current trends in language teaching approaches from across TESOL, foreign language pedagogy, and applied linguistics. Students will critically evaluate the pedagogical implications of these approaches, including on multilingual populations. As the subject progresses, students can select a learning pathway (a focus on children, adolescents, adults) that aligns with their professional learning goals. Students will create a workplace resource for their chosen context based on their learning about language teaching principles.
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