• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Susan Macqueen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course focuses on the theory and practice of language teaching. Students investigate key areas of linguistic and applied linguistic theory pertinent to language learning and teaching, and how these theoretical approaches can be applied in classroom practice. Students will explore techniques and methods of language teaching as well as how instruction is carried out in a range of teaching contexts, from classroom instruction to online language learning. Students gain insight on language learners, including their learning styles and strategies. They are encouraged to reflect critically on their own learning experiences and apply the course content to any prior teaching experience they may have. The course will equip students with the capacity for an informed, reflective and context-sensitive approach to language teaching.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate deep understanding of the complex nature of language teaching and learning
  2. Investigate a wide range of language teaching techniques and principles
  3. Develop keen awareness of differences and similarities between language learners
  4. Systematically observe and analyse language teaching as well as reflect critically on their own developing teaching approach
  5. Deliver a language lesson with a commentary that articulates their considered approach to language teaching

Indicative Assessment

Three written assignments, 1200 words each (20% each for a total of 60%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Teaching rationale, 1000 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Teaching demonstration and commentary (1000 words),  (30%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorial.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 6 units of Linguistics (LING) courses and LING6001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with LING2013.

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
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8501 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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