Specialist Studies in Languages 1

Course code EDUC2143
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate the role and value of Language education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.

2. Discuss current issues and trends in teaching LOTE and ESL.

3. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 LOTE and ESL across the curriculum.

4. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of LOTE and ESL as areas of study.

5. Differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Languages classroom.

6. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing LOTE and ESL.

7. 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

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Project: Unit Plan and Assessment Design

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

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

Seminar

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