Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching

Course code EDUC6252Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course develops students' understanding of the socio-cultural contexts affecting ESL/EFL language teaching and learning.Topics include language policies used in Australia and overseas, the impact of language policies and community needs on language teaching in school curriculum, the cultural issues related to ESL/EFL and the educational environment for ESL/EFL teachers and students with various cultural backgrounds.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. understand the foundations and key concepts of socio-cultural contexts;
2. analyse the cultural issues related to ESL/EFL, the interaction between teachers and students with various cultural backgrounds; and
3. apply the theory of socio-cultural context in the practice of ESL/EFL teaching.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
Fundamental concepts of socio-cultural contexts
The impact of socio-cultural contexts on school language curriculum
Research on cultural issues related to ESL/EFL teaching and learning
Classroom interaction in a multi-cultural setting
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6121 Intercultural Communication through English
TransitionStudents who planned to enrol in EDUC6121 will be contacted and recommended to enrol this new course instead.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
This task will require students to examine the impact of the national language policy on the ESL/EFL teaching in schools or universities in their own countries.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2
This task will encourage students to develop instructional practices that emphasize the role of the ESL/EFL teacher as cultural mediator.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6252