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EDF6223 - LOTE methodology

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr M M Gearon


Not offered in 2008


A thorough grounding in principles of second language acquisition (SLA) and their relationship to foreign/second language teaching methodology impacting directly on classroom practice. Communicative/interactive approaches and their application to a range of educational settings with a variety of learner backgrounds. Assessment practices and curriculum design relevant to the teaching and learning of languages.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have;

  1. developed knowledge and understanding of the second language acquisition principles which inform current classroom teaching approaches in languages;
  2. been exposed to a range of communicative/interactive models of L2 learning and teaching;
  3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of a variety of assessment practices relevant to languages;
  4. have acquired knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underpinning the development of the four macro-skills in their language;
  5. developed a reflective approach to the teaching and learning of languages in Victorian primary and secondary schools;
  6. been exposed to ways of teaching and learning for mother tongue maintenance, partial immersion, content-based and language arts programmes;
  7. developed and evaluated a sequence of lesson plans for a range of learners and learning skills in a specific educational setting.


Responses to set tasks (4000 words):50%; Development of a unit for work (2500 words): 35%; and A description of a syllabus outline or series of topics for one year level (1500 words): 15%


A major, post-Year 12 or its recognised equivalent, in a language other than English and a recognised initial teaching qualification

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