Specialist Studies in Languages 1

Course code EDUC2143Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

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.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an essay on pedagogical or curriculum trends and issues related to LOTE or ESL education.
ProjectsMajor Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 4/5 LOTE curriculum; or ESL across the Stage 4/5 curriculum.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2143