TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 101697

Coordinator Milena Ilisevic Opens in new window

Description Focusing on the process of teaching English as a second or other language, the unit provides students with knowledge about approaches to teaching necessary to plan, design and evaluate curricula most appropriate to the needs of different learners. Students will develop skills in action research to facilitate critical evaluation of their teaching practices as independent professionals.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 20cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects LGYA 0753 - TESOL Methodology LGYA 0746 - TESOL Curriculum Development

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the theory and practice of effective English language teaching and curricula in Australian and international contexts;
  2. Demonstrate skills in managing the language learning process in classroom and self-access settings;
  3. Critically analyse, design and adapt language teaching resources and curricula for use in a range of settings;
  4. Design, implement and evaluate effective syllabus and curricula, incorporating needs and equity analysis, for a range of learner types, including adult learners; and
  5. Critically reflect on their own practice as language teachers.

Subject Content

Teaching the macro language skills of speaking, listening writing, reading
Planning, sequencing and evaluating language learning events
Managing the language learning classroom
Developing language teaching resources
Contexts of language curriculum development in Australia and internationally
Analysis of the process of teaching English as a second or other language, including needs analysis, syllabus design, methods of student assessment
Effective teaching strategies and critical self-reflection, including action research
Approaches to curriculum evaluation

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review - Critical analysis of language teaching resources 3,000 words 40 N Individual
Curriculum design task - Curriculum design task 3,000 words 40 N Individual
Presentation - Workshop presentation 15 minutes 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Milena Ilisevic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Milena Ilisevic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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