Introduces students to the study of teaching and learning English as an additional language/dialect and the critical role that culture plays in the learning process. The unit has been designed to inform prospective teachers about the particular needs of non English speaking background children learning English as their second language or dialect in a school context. The unit is primarily aimed at the practical application of language learning theory.
Topic 1 Characteristics of students learning EAL/D
Topic 2 Linguistic, cultural considerations, teaching strategies
Topic 3 Learning a new language
Topic 4 Assessment and the EAL/D student
Topic 5 Oral language development for EAL/D students
Topic 6 Classroom talk: Creating contexts for language learning
Topic 7 From speaking to writing in the content classroom
Topic 8 Reading in a second language
Topic 9 Putting it all together in the classroom
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate detailed knowledge of the relationship between language and culture, and the notion of multiculturalism as evident in the primary classroom||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||express a clear understanding of the theories of second language learning and strategies associated with teaching EAL/D students||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||discuss a range of oral language and written language pedagogical practices for teaching, assessing and evaluating students who are EAL/D||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||implement and evaluate EAL/D strategies for enhancing communication, and strategies for teaching vocabulary||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||design a unit of work, developed within a cultural context, that focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing for an identified EAL/D learner.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- This text is essential for study and assignments in this unit. It forms part of the study guide and is utilised from Week 1 to Week 10: Hertzberg, M, 2012, Teaching English language learners in mainstream classes, PETAA, Newtown, NSW. ISBN: 978-1-875622-85-6.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 4 hrs (10 Weeks)|
|Short written response||30%|
|Differentiated learning program||70%|
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