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EPL2200 EALD Learning and Intercultural Competencies

Short Description: EALD and Intercultural Comp
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070115 - English as a SecLangTeach
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) or BPED Only - EDP2111

Other requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


This course outlines what language is, how meaning is realised in the use of Standard Australian English and how it operates in mainstream learning environments. It provides knowledge of the cognitive processes in language acquisition with strategies and tools for enhancing the communicative competence of learners from culturally diverse home backgrounds. Learners become familiar with the potential needs of second language learners through the broad phases of Beginning English, Emerging English, Developing English and Consolidating English as described on the ESL Bandscales. They develop resources by sequencing and integrating language learning activities through the macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing alongside grammar and vocabulary applied to a content discipline in an Australian curriculum. Information Literacy is extended through analysis of Internet resource sites of Education Queensland, ACARA, AITSL and global professional language network with readings examining principles and educational practice in English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021