Practicum in TESOL

Course code EDUC6024Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides students with the opportunity to implement TESOL skills and knowledge in two site-based teaching settings.

Following the successful completion of the lecture and buddy sections of this course, the student will be required to complete 20 days of supervised practicum placement at an institution (College, school, language centre) that is authorised to teach English as a Second Language. This placement will involve the demonstration of competence in the normal teaching, supervision and preparation duties required by the host institution. Assessment will be in accordance with the approved University report form and will be conducted by a colleague teacher in collaboration with the course lecturer.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate effectiveness in developing in students competence in the use of ESL;
2. Adequately assess students abilities and short comings in communicating through ESL;
3. Incorporate materials and resources in creating a dynamic ESL teaching environment; and
4. Design an appropriate language syllabus in accord with the cultural context.
ContentCompletion of a total of 240 hours of site-based experience in two settings approved by the course coordinator.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Practicum/PlacementThis assessment task consists of two parts:
1. Buddy report following 10 weeks of association with ESL learner.
A demonstration of understanding of language acquisition process of learners. Your lecturer will provide you with more information during the course.

2. Practicum Report (see Assessmemt Criteria below)

Both assessment parts must be passed in order to pass the course.

Assessment Criteria:
Practicum report (100%) for each site-based location which addresses the following:
* Demonstrate effectiveness in developing student's competence in the use of ESL
* Adequately assess student's abilities and short comings in communicating through ESL
* Incorporate materials and resources in creating a dynamic ESL teaching environment
* Design an appropriate language syllabus in accord with the cultural context.

A pass (ungraded) will be recommended when:
1. The School of Education receives the original signed report indicating that the student has met requirements; and
2. The relevant Assistant Director of Professional Experience confirms that all requirements to pass the course have been met.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6024