Introduces students to the study of teaching and learning English as a second language and the critical role that culture plays in the learning process. The unit has been designed to inform prospective primary classroom 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.
Unit contentTopic 1 Understanding ESL learners and ESL pedagogy
Topic 2 Classroom talk: Creating contexts for language learning
Topic 3 From speaking to writing in the content classroom
Topic 4 Reading in a second language
Topic 5 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 learners of English as a second language||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 learning English as another language||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||implement and evaluate ESL strategies for enhancing communication, and strategies for teaching vocabulary for TESOL||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 ESL learner.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Gibbons, P, 1991, Learning to learn in a second language, PETA, Newtown, NSW:.
- Hertzberg, M, 2012, Teaching English language learners in mainstream classes, PETA, Newtown, NSW.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 4 hrs (10 Weeks)|
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