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A study of the nature of the Second Language Teaching methodology and curriculum design and evaluation in both child and adult second language learning contexts. Topics include the socio-cultural context of second language teaching, including educational, cultural, historical and intergroup issues; different approaches to second language learning and teaching, needs analysis, curriculum design, the planning and evaluation of units of work, strategies, techniques and resources for learning and teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing; assessment and reporting; the design, implementation and evaluation of second language programs, including bilingual programs; and the role of the second language teacher in the workplace and wider educational community.
This subject has a TESOL or Modern Languages/LOTE focus, according to the course within which the student is enrolled.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify the principles and approaches to teaching and learning as a second language
- Understand and apply current second language teaching methodologies;
- Apply strategies for recognising students requiring second language teaching tuition and analyse their learning needs;
- Demonstrate competence in the development of units of work and resources which are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in second language teaching methodology and curriculum design;
- Articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations;
- Develop an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community.
Last updated: 16 March 2020