Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
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.
This 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.
The 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
EDUC6121 Intercultural Communication through English
Students who planned to enrol in EDUC6121 will be contacted and recommended to enrol this new course instead.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term