The goal of this unit of study (UOS) is to provide students with both a foundation and a framework for the effective teaching of English as an additional language both within the context of small group teaching (either in class or pull-out) and culturally and linguistically diverse primary classrooms. The course will assist you to problem solve and make decisions about appropriate group / class strategies through the curriculum in the broad areas of speaking, listening, reading/viewing, and writing. The decisions you make will be based upon the integration of current second language acquisition (SLA) theory and more recent theoretical approaches that will lead to a socioculturally informed pedagogy. The second part of this course is in Semester 2 and will continue to extend your understandings within the field. The UOS will include a substantial focus on grammar and how to use grammatical knowledge to both design effective lessons and assess children's strengths and areas of need. There will also be a component in this UOS that looks specifically at the needs of beginners as well as children of refugee parents. Please note that this course does not provide you with formal TESOL qualifications.
1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks
Create a Website/Resource for New Arrivals 1000wd equivalent (30%); Spoken Language Analysis 1000wd (30%); Differentiating activities for a Unit of Work 2000wd (40%)
Hertzberg, M. (2012) Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes, Newtown: PETAA.
138 credit points