UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GRMN4102 Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in German Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content This unit instructs students in the theory of language teaching of foreign languages in general, and gives them the opportunity to put this theory into practice for German as a foreign language, by teaching two conversation classes at beginners' or intermediate level for one semester. The unit further develops cultural and linguistic skills acquired at undergraduate level while providing students with the skills required to teach German as a foreign language.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the theory of teaching languages as foreign languages; (2) develop an understanding of a variety of teaching methodologies suitable for foreign language teaching; (3) demonstrate pedagogical skills in a practical setting; (4) increase understanding of the English language and how language works in general; (5) further develop independent learning skills; and (6) further develop interpersonal skills as a member of a teaching team and an intern.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a critical essay on teaching methodology; (2) participation in theory seminars; (3) peer reflection; and (4) a teaching portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Alexandra Ludewig
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/GRMN4102/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/GRMN4102/SEM-2/2017

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