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EDUC5471 Languages Education Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit gives an overview of Languages Education in the secondary school curriculum. Principles of, and developments in, language teaching and learning will be discussed, along with the development of micro and macro skills in listening and speaking. This unit also covers the use of teaching aids, including the use of information and communication technology (ICT) resources, text evaluation, student assessment, lesson planning and teaching strategies. Students also reflect on their first school experience.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental and diverse learning needs of adolescent learners in Languages Education; (2) display a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary Languages Education curriculum; (3) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian Languages Education senior curriculum; (4) plan and evaluate varied instruction for effective and engaging learning; (5) critically evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary Languages Education, including a range of educational technologies and enhance approaches to learning; (6) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (7) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (8) research established and new theories of learning and best practice as a way to improve own performance.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) curriculum area investigation; (2) preparation of teaching program; and (3) teaching strategy presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the curriculum area investigation, preparation of teaching program, and teaching strategy presentation components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Unit rules
EDUC5461 Languages Education Curriculum I; EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary ; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching Secondary
Advisable prior study:
at least six units in one of the language subjects taught in schools such as Japanese, French, German, Indonesian or Italian, with at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.