|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Teach Languages Young Lrners|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070115 - English as a SecLangTeach|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Jeong-Bae Son
This course recognises that many teachers are working with younger children, early years to teens, in a variety of education contexts across the world. They may be teaching an added or foreign language e.g. EAL or TESOL/EFL and/or may be teaching children in mainstream who are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds learners. Regardless of context it is essential for teachers to understand how children learn languages and become literate, and how they as language teachers may best address the issue and influences that impact on children's ability to succeed today. They need to be able to respond to their needs and design innovative pedagogical approaches that take account of contemporary resources and technologies for learning.
The course identifies and examines the issues and influences that impact on young language learners' success and educational progress, and the approaches and strategies teachers require to maximise students' opportunities for learning. It will draw upon current theory and research, and will consider the design and implementation of innovative pedagogical approaches, including incorporation of digital communication technologies. Students will have the opportunity to relate their study to their particular students and language-learning contexts.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- discuss the issues and influences impacting on young language learners;
- demonstrate knowledge of children's language and cognitive development;
- design and implement innovative pedagogical approaches to meet young language learners' needs;
- create supportive language learning environments;
- monitor and evaluate the progress of young language learners;
- demonstrate competence in written language and scholarly writing including correct spelling, grammar, and bibliographic referencing;
- apply knowledge and skills to enhance learning in diverse cultural and linguistic settings.
|1.||Profiling today's young language learners||15.00|
|2.||Children's language and cognitive development||20.00|
|3.||Languages, culture and the classroom||15.00|
|4.||Motivating and supporting language learning||15.00|
|5.||Innovative pedagogical approaches for young language learners||20.00|
|6.||Monitoring and evaluating young language learners' progress||15.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=LIN8019)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||40||40||18 Aug 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||60||60||20 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.