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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers build on the four core English units and develop advanced knowledge, skills and understandings that equip them to more effectively teach English and literacy as a general capability to children for whom English is a Second of Additional Language, including Indigenous children. Pre-service teachers will connect theory to practice through practical experiences that involve the teaching of English to EALD children. They will also consider social and cultural factors that may impact on the teaching of English.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) discuss theory and research on language development in children who have English as a second or additional language or dialect.; (2) incorporate research literature to evaluate practices for teaching English and literacy as a general capability to children for whom English is a Second or Additional Language or Dialect.; (3) apply and reflect on teaching strategies for children who have English as a second or additional language or dialect.; (4) apply and reflect on strategies for assessing the achievement and progress of EALD children in English and literacy as a general capability.; (5) examine the concept of multilingualism and the importance of a child's home languages and culture.; and (6) select appropriate resources for teaching children who have English as a second or additional language or dialect..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) planning documents; and (3) microteaching activity and reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Successful completion of
EDUC1013 Teaching English in the Early Years of School
Successful completion of
EDUC2011 Teaching English in the Middle and Upper Primary Years
Successful completion of
EDUC2017 Texts and Literature in Primary School English
Successful completion of
EDUC3013 Data-informed Practice in the Primary English Classroom
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.