Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching

Course code EDUC6252
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

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  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6121. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6121 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6252.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Report and Power Point

Essay: Research Essay

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term.