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EDF6228 - Developing materials for content-based teaching in languages

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr M M Gearon


Not offered in 2009


This unit focuses on how content can be taught through a foreign or second language. Examples of successful models of content-based teaching will be presented.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand the process of language acquisition through content-based teaching; examine and reflect upon the implementation of a content-based approach in their particular education setting; devise language strategies (verbal and non-verbal) for teaching subject matter content in their particular language; design and trial at least one content-based series of lessons for one of their classes.


Reflective journal 25%
Designing content-based materials 40%
Critical review or Annoted bibliography 35%

Contact hours

3-hour seminar and 12 hours individual study and library time per week

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