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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2011


Knowledge and skills required to function as an effective LOTE teacher in a range of educational settings. Planning and implementing a variety of lesson types in a communicative/interactive approach to LOTE teaching and learning. Critical reflection about best practice in LOTE classrooms. Application of theoretical principles underlying SLA in the curriculum framework of P-12 LOTE programs in Victorian schools. A sequenced placement of 22 days teaching with a minimum of 3 days per week and observation.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  • have a basic understanding of the SLA principles which influence current classroom teaching approaches in LOTE;
  • have developed a reflective approach to the teaching-learning of a LOTE in Victorian primary and secondary schools;
  • have developed a critical analysis of classroom practices of second-language teachers of languages other than English;
  • be able to develop, implement and evaluate a sequence of lessons for a range of learners and learning skills in a specific educational setting; and
  • be able to monitor and document their students' progress and development in the LOTE.


Practicum Folio for 44 lessons (3000 words equiv.): 65%
Written responses to tasks (3000 words equiv.): 35%

Chief examiner(s)


Contact hours

Classes only in first semester
all year practicum


Successful completion of EDF6223 or its equivalent. A major, post-Year 12 or its recognised equivalent, in a language other than Enlish and a recognised initial teaching qualification.