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EDF6238 - Advanced practicum in language teaching: TESOL

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr M-T Jensen


Clayton First semester 2008 (Evening)


Knowledge and skills required to function as an effective TESOL teacher. Links between second language education theory and classroom practice. It includes a classroom component of 13 weekly sessions, including the micro-teaching and focussed observation, and two placements of 22 days in a language centre or other institutional setting. The placement will consist of a sequence of at least 3 days per week.


The principal learning objective of this unit is to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. This may include the explicit knowledge about the way the English language works as a linguistic system; knowledge of meta-language to describe this system when required to do so; knowledge of current curriculum, methodology and assessment models in English language teaching; skill in presenting language in context so that learners can use the language system in socially appropriate ways; skill in designing practice opportunities for learners that encourage language use which matches real life needs; skill in adapting and developing learning materials as required.


Professional development project (3000 words): 50%
successful completion of 22 day placement (including 5000 word-practicum folio): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


EDF6233 and at least 22 days teaching practice

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