- Code LING2013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Communications, Latin American Languages
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.
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:
- Demonstrate understanding of the complex nature of language teaching and learning
- Investigate a range of language teaching techniques and principles
- Develop awareness of differences and similarities between language learners
- Observe and analyse language teaching as well as reflect critically on their own developing teaching approach
- Deliver a language lesson with a commentary that articulates their approach to language teaching
Indicative AssessmentThree written assignments, 1000 words each (20% each for a total of 60%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Teaching rationale, 500 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Teaching demonstration and commentary (1000 words) (30%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]
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Workload130 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
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);
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