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EDF6202 - Establishing, maintaining and evaluating an immersion program

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr M Gearon


Not offered in 2007


Principles and theories of curriculum and syllabus design with a direct impact on the production of bilingual/immersion programs. Skills for producing an effective bilingual program and strategies for maintaining and evaluating it. Determining which curriculum areas are most appropriately taught through students' second/foreign language at particular stages in their language development.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to identify the characteristics of a bilingual/ immersion program for their particular educational context; design an evaluation program for their bilingual/immersion program; identify and plan for the learning needs and styles of students in an on-going bilingual/immersion program; begin to design a bilingual/immersion program for their educational context in a range of subject areas across a number of consecutive year levels.


Evaluation proposal (2500 words): 30%
Essay (4000 words): 45%
Outline of a bilingual/immersion program (2000 words): 25%.

Contact hours

3 hours per week