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Teaching Asian Languages (12 points)


Leader: Robyn Spence-Brown

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A broad introduction to theoretical and practical issues in the teaching and acquisition of Asian languages. Topics include communicative competence (what students need to know in order to interact in Asian languages); the aims of language teaching; how people learn language; course design; approaches and methods; and assessment. The aim is not to provide definitive answers but to introduce students to a cross-section of current thinking and research on relevant issues. Seminar discussions and activities will enable students to relate the general issues to their own teaching and learning situations and to learn from the experience of others.

Assessment: Two exercises (1500 words each): 30% + Essay (4000 words): 30% + Test (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 x seminars and 1 x tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: An undergraduate minor in an Asian language or equivalent competence (refer to undergraduate handbook)

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