EDUC5461 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum I

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit gives an overview of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) 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.
Students are able to (1) display an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in the target language; (2) compose a personal philosophy for teaching and learning in the target language which synthesises and critiques competing orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary target language curriculum; (4) demonstrate a deep understanding of the current target language curriculum; (5) demonstrate sound specialist content knowledge; (6) plan and evaluate student centred instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (7) outline theoretical positions on language, literacy and numeracy learning and enact these in planning; (8) evaluate and develop instructional resources for the target language including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (9) understand effective assessment practice in the target language through the planning of assessment tasks; (10) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (11) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, University staff and other professionals; (12) demonstrate a high standard of professional conduct, including appropriate self management, when engaging with peers, school and University staff and other professionals; (13) reflect on and evaluate personal and professional development in order to promote continual learning; and (14) display research and ICT skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) preparation of a sequence of lesson plans; (2) a learning program; and (3) professional conduct. 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 preparation of a sequence of lesson plans, a learning program, and professional conduct components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Gemma Contos
Unit rules
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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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