EDUC5471 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum II

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. 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 through an analysis of lesson segments.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in the target language; (2) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary target language curriculum; (3) demonstrate a deep understanding of the current target language curriculum; (4) demonstrate sound specialist content knowledge; (5) plan and evaluate student centred instruction for effective and engaging learning; (6) plan for literacy and numeracy learning; (7) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary English, including a range of educational technologies; (8) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (9) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (10) incorporate multicultural perspectives, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives; (11) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, university staff and other professionals; (12) prepare forms and templates for communication with parents; (13) demonstrate high standards of professional conduct, including appropriate self management, when engaging with peers, school and university staff and other professionals; (14) reflect on personal and professional development and plan for future learning as a member of the language teacher community; (15) work collaboratively with colleagues; (16) use research findings to improve practice; and (17) demonstrate research and ICT skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) preparation of a resource package; (2) video analysis; and (3) microteaching and tutorial participation. 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 resource package, video analysis, and microteaching and tutorial participation components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Gemma Contos
Unit rules
EDUC5461 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I ; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Advisable prior study:
at least six units in one of the language subjects taught in schools such as Japanese, French, German, Indonesian
Italian, with at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours
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  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.