EDUC5477 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Curriculum II

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit builds on EDUC5467 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Curriculum I by extending students' understandings of the English language learning requirements of TESOL students in a range of senior secondary education situations. Students consolidate and augment their professional expertise by critically examining their own teaching performance in their first school experience placement and by developing a professional portfolio.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD); (2) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary EALD curriculum; (3) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the current EALD curriculum; (4) demonstrate sound specialist content knowledge; (5) plan and evaluate student centred instructions for effective and engaging learning; (6) plan for literacy and numeracy learning; (7) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary EALD including a range of educational technologies; (8) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies as appropriate for EALD; (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 EALD teacher community; (15) work collaboratively with colleagues; (16) use research findings to improve practice; and (17) demonstrate research and information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) explanation of an ESL examination; (2) development of a professional portfolio; 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 explanation of an ESL examination, development of a professional portfolio, and microteaching and tutorial participation components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Gemma Contos
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
EDUC5467 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Curriculum I; EDUC5481 Professional Practice I; and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education
or
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Co-requisites:
EDUC5482 Professional Practice II
or
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Advisable prior study:
at least six units relevant to this curriculum area, including at least two units at Level 3. Relevant units could include a foreign language, English
or
linguistics.
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
Texts

Essential readings are provided through CMO (Course Materials Online).

  • 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.
  • 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.