EDUC5461 Languages Education Curriculum I

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit gives an overview of Languages Education in the secondary school curriculum; the principles of, and developments in, language teaching and learning; the development of micro and macro skills in listening and speaking; and the use of teaching aids, text evaluation, student assessment, lesson planning and teaching strategies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) display an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Languages Education; (2) develop an understanding of different orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary Languages Education curriculum; (4) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian Languages Education Curriculum; (5) plan and evaluate various instructional sequences (lesson plans and programmes) for effective and engaging learning; (6) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary Languages Education, including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (7) acquire an understanding of effective assessment practice in Languages Education through the planning of assessment tasks; (8) develop an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning; and (9) demonstrate a developing proficiency in engaging students from diverse social and cultural contexts and with diverse literacy and numeracy capabilities.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning; (2) preparation of a teaching program; and (3) micro teaching. 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 lesson planning, preparation of a teaching program, and micro teaching components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Teaching Secondary 32550
Advisable prior study:
at least two Level 1 and two Level 2 units in one of the language subjects taught in schools including Japanese, French, German, Indonesian, Chinese and Italian
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.