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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Education


Faculty of Education



Note: This specialisation is not available to students commencing study in 2016.

This specialisation focuses on principles and practices of languages education in the twenty-first century. You will explore how issues around language and culture play out in language policies, curriculum and practice in both Australian and international contexts and the implications of these for leading languages education. You will also draw on your experience to examine the development and maintenance of additional languages in formal learning environments.


Students complete units from one of the following streams:


  • EDF5675 Directions in teaching languages: Foundation to year 10
  • EDF5676 Global and local innovations in language teaching and learning
  • EDF5699 Extended teaching practice (0 points)*


  • EDF5640 Language, culture and curriculum
  • EDF5641 Pedagogy and assessment in TESOL
  • EDF5699 Extended teaching practice (0 points)*

* EDF5699 is only available for students registered to teach in Australia.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • D6004 Master of Leadership

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.