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ED5510 - Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject reviews the theories and practices of teaching English as a Second Language to Indigenous students. It deals with the specific educational needs of Indigenous students in urban, rural and remote contexts. It includes reference to issues involving second language learning; oral language development; the development of reading, writing and multiliteracies; the use of appropriate assessment; the development of community partnerships and culturally inclusive curricula. Current policy initiatives in literacy education will also be critically evaluated with reference to Indigenous contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluates current policy initiatives in literacy education with reference to Indigenous contexts;
  • demonstrates effective teaching and assessment of English literacy and the development of multiliteracies;
  • demonstrates effective teaching and assessment of English oral language;
  • identifies issues related to the teaching of ESL in Indigenous contexts;
  • identifies the value of developing community partnerships and culturally inclusive curricula for Indigenous contexts.
ED3443 ED4120


Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Brian Lewthwaite
Lecturer: Miss Juanita Sellwood.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: language stories via discussion board (20%); assignment: sequence of language tasks (40%); assignment: esl practice an dpolicy - critical reflection (40%).

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