This unit of study is the initial Languages Curriculum (method) unit for prospective secondary languages teachers. The unit is designed to introduce pre-service languages teachers to key concepts and understandings of languages education and build their awareness and skills in preparation for NSW secondary classrooms. Students will gain broad understandings about the nature and scope of languages education in the NSW context, about traditional and more contemporary and innovative classroom practices and particular aspects of policy and NESA documentation.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 7 wks, 3x1-hr tutorials/wk for 7 wks, 2x4-hr practicals in wks 13 and 14
1x1500wd essay (35%); 1500wd lesson plans (35%); 1x1500wd portfolio (30%)
72 credit points, including 12 Senior credit points from one of (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish)