Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Filipi


This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF4871).


This unit invites students to utilise second language acquisition research and curriculum design techniques for constructing lessons appropriate to learners' needs. Students develop an understanding of learning strategies in order to build effective practices to inform their teaching in second language competencies. They investigate and evaluate theoretical and practical links between disciplines, domains and literacies in order to better appreciate the importance of communication and how languages contribute to this educative process.


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

  1. translate theories of language learning into classroom learning activities for students
  2. develop a range of assessment techniques to meet the diverse needs of language learners
  3. use their understandings of language pedagogy to reflect critically on practice
  4. develop competence in planning and implementing lessons and units of work
  5. use, critically and creatively, a variety of language strategies that are appropriate to real-world and classroom second language use.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO)

Investigation (2000 words, 50% overall):
(a.) issue related to classroom practice (1000 words, 25%)
(b.) annotated bibliography (1000 words, 25%)
A unit of work (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week


EDF4871 or EDF4117