20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
EDMM632-17S1 (D) (distance)
Students completing the course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current issues in the application of first and second language acquisition research to language teaching and learning contexts.
2. Critically assess research related to various national and international models and programmes for language teaching and learning including ESOL/TESOL, immersion, transitional bilingual programs, 1st language/heritage language maintenance, and language revitalization.
3. Appraise and critically evaluate suggested curricula and language teaching and learning materials for various groups of learners, including text, multi-media and web-based, using appropriate criteria.
4. Identify and explain teaching and learning strategies that support research-informed curriculum-based language learning and emergent bilingualism, regarding indigenous languages, heritage languages, English as an Additional Language and international languages;
5. Research and critically analyse problematic aspects of language acquisition and learning and relate them to practices and problems in a particular educational setting
6. Analyse and explain the varied language needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in a particular educational setting and compose a research-informed curriculum for their language learning.
EDEM631 or equivalent knowledge.
Note that these are online webinars. They are recorded for those who cannot attend in real time. You do not have to come to campus.
|Monday||16:00 - 17:00||
20 Feb - 9 Apr
|Active, well-prepared participation in course activities||40%|
|A research bibliography||20%|
|A descriptive analysis of an issue in language acquisition or learning relevant to a particular language learning context, with suggestions for optimising the learners' language development||40%|