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ED3227 - Languages Secondary Curriculum 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject provides an introduction to principles and practice in the teaching and learning of second languages and to the theories of language and of language acquisition that inform current approaches. Students will become familiar with current curriculum in the Languages learning area; examine the essential components of Languages programs appropriate to secondary schooling; identify and understand the skills, attitudes and concepts that can be developed in a Language program; and explore a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts. This subject will also explore discipline-specific curriculum planning, assessment and teaching strategies appropriate to junior secondary schooling.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the underlying theories of language and of language learning underlying current approaches to learning a second language;
  • build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in Languages;
  • develop skills in planning, implementing and assessing learning activities for students;
  • become familiar with Languages learning area requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: ED2488


Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Facilitated workshops dates and times TBA - conducted within the Study Period dates)
Coordinator: Dr Leah Daniel
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars - 13 hrs Faciliated plus additional negotiated hours.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: in class test (20%); unit part b (40%); unit part a (partly invigilated as includes a presentation component) (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.