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EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education


This course is designed to introduce students to what language is, how meaning is realised in language use and how it operates in mainstream learning environments in English. In this course, recent research in cognitive processes and strategies involved in second language learning, individual learner characteristics, social and cultural factors affecting language identity, development and communication is experienced through theory and case studies. Intercultural language teaching methodology, sequencing and second language teaching macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed with grammar and vocabulary as tools for enhancing the communicative competence of culturally diverse learners in a range of learning and social contexts. Students will become familiar with language policies, bandscales for ESL learners, needs of second language learners, and will develop a portfolio of resources for professional use. Information Literacy will be developed through exploration of Internet sites including Education Queensland Internet resources, professional ESL networks in Australia and abroad, and readings focusing upon principles and practice in languages education.
A 20 hours additional optional extension of the course will provide eligibility to obtain a Certificate in TESOL 20 hours consisting of 14 hours monitored ESL observations and 6 hours supervised teaching practicum.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2011 Online