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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Megan Morgan


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4873).


In this unit students will consider a range of factors that impact on the establishment of a languages program in their context and the integration of such a program within the larger P-12 school curriculum. While the focus further emphasises the importance of planning and sequencing lessons, it links closely with the research in EDF4871 and EDF4872 (Languages education in the secondary years 1A and 1B). It builds skills in the development of creating integrated units of work incorporating ICT and multimedia specific to student's languages method. Students investigate and evaluate theoretical and practical links between disciplines, domains and literacies in order to better appreciate the importance of communication and how second languages contribute to this process.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. further engage with current and international languages and bilingual education curriculum and policy developments and their P-12 classroom pedagogical implications
  2. further explore intercultural contexts through interaction with spoken and written texts
  3. develop a range of assessment techniques to meet the diverse needs of language learners
  4. use technology as a tool for lesson, unit and syllabus design to optimise student learning
  5. develop competence in planning and implementing units of work inclusive of multimedia materials
  6. analyse and reflect on aspects of classroom practice, including teacher and learner roles, the use of teaching materials and languages teaching technology.


Assessment Task 1 : Investigation: issue related to classroom practice (1000 words, 25%)
Assessment Task 2: Unit of work integrating ICT and multimedia. (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 3: Micro-teaching and written assignment (1000 words, 25%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average per week of 2-3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study


EDF4873 Languages education in the secondary years 2A or EDF4117 Second language pedagogy


EDF4872 Languages education in the secondary years 1B


EDF4412 Languages other than English (LOTE) 2