• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

This course will focus on the theory and practice of language teaching. It will investigate key areas of linguistic and applied linguistic theory pertinent to language teaching in areas such as principles of language learning, learning styles and language teaching methodology as well as the effects of specific teachers' views of language, culture and what makes teaching effective. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences and to develop their own approach to language teaching.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will have gained insight into the complex nature of language teaching and be able to identify a range of factors affecting its success in key areas such as principles of language learning, learning styles and language teaching methodology as well as the effects of specific teachers views of language, culture and what makes teaching effective. Students will be able to systematically observe and analyse language teaching as well as reflect on their own developing teaching approach in terms of these factors. At the end of the course students will have given a short language lesson with comments, which demonstrates their own approach to language teaching and their ability to articulate its main features.

Indicative Assessment

two 1500-1800 word written assignments (50%), teaching rationale (10%), teaching demonstration (15%), one 2500 word learning journal (25%)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

In addition to the contact hours, students will be expected to spend an average of 5 hours per week reading and reflecting, writing learning journal entries, completing assignments and preparing for their teaching demonstrations.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 6 units of Linguistics (LING) course and either LING1001 or LING2001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Diane Larsen-Freeman (2000).  Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching, New York, Oxford U.P, Second Edition. (Available from the bookstore and on short loan in Chifley library);

Reading brick (available on WebCT);

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4776 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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