• Class Number 5999
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Subhan Zein
    • Dr Subhan Zein
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
    • Dr Subhan Zein
SELT Survey Results

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 understanding of the complex nature of language teaching and learning
  2. Investigate a range of language teaching techniques and principles
  3. Develop awareness of differences and similarities between language learners
  4. 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 approach to language teaching

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Orientation Coverage: · The course: Objectives, learning activities, study requirements, assessments · Language ideology · Language policy · The institution (e.g., school, language course) · Learning culture
2 Language curriculum, planning, and teaching materials Coverage: · Language curriculum · Language syllabus · Lesson plan · Teaching materials and coursebooks Due: Quiz
3 Methods in second language teaching Coverage: · Grammar Translation Method (GTM) · Audio-lingual Method (ALM) · The Silent Way · Direct Method · Community Language Learning (CLL) · Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) · Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) Due: Quiz
4 Post-methods second language teaching Coverage: · Maximising learning opportunities · Facilitating negotiated interaction · Fostering language awareness · Integrating language skills · Contextualising linguistic input · Promoting learner autonomy Due: Quiz, Teaching Analysis (Friday)
5 Paradigmatic change in second language teaching Coverage: · Intercultural language teaching · Plurilingualism · Translanguaging · World Englishes · English as a lingua franca Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
6 Language pedagogy Coverage: · Building rapport · Classroom management · Instruction delivery · Scaffolding Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
7 Classroom discourse Coverage: · Control of interaction · Speech modification · Elicitation · Repair Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
8 The learner and classroom dynamic Coverage: · Learners’ motivation and autonomy · Learners’ styles and strategies · Teaching mixed-level classes · Teaching large classes · Teaching linguistically diverse learners Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
9 Teaching listening and speaking Coverage: · The oral language · Bottom-up vs. Top-down processes in listening · Intensive and extensive listening · Information gap, surveys, and role-play · Integrating listening and speaking · Digital technologies for listening & speaking Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
10 Teaching reading and writing Coverage: · The written language · Interactive, purposeful and critical reading · Intensive and extensive reading · Genre-based approach · Integrating reading and writing · Digital technologies for reading & writing Due: Quiz, Digital Reflection (Friday), Micro-teaching
11 Teaching micro-skills (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation) Coverage: · Focus on Forms vs. Focus on Form · Denotative and connotative meanings · Online concordances · Pronunciation models · Holistic and atomistic approach · Digital technologies for micro-skills Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching
12 Language testing and assessment · Language testing · Formative and summative assessments · Portfolio assessment · Popular tests: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English qualifications Due: Quiz, Micro-teaching

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quiz 10 % * * 1, 2
Teaching Analysis 15 % 19/08/2022 05/09/2022 1, 2, 4
Digital reflection 35 % 14/10/2022 31/10/2022 1, 2, 3, 4
Microteaching Portfolio 40 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2


You are required to complete an online quiz (10 questions each) every week based on required weekly readings from weeks 2-11. Value: 10%

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 19/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 05/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Teaching Analysis

You will work in pairs to analyse two teaching videos and submit a Teaching Analysis Form (1,500/1800 words). You are given the option to choose one from 3 pairs of videos (Pair 1, Pair 2, and Pair 3) that are available on Wattle. You must complete the Teaching Analysis Form to compare and contrast the two teaching videos in the selected pair. Value: 15%.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 35 %
Due Date: 14/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 31/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Digital reflection

You are required to work in groups (3-4 people) to create a 15-minute digital reflective video. The aim of the video is for you to reflect on your experience in learning a second language (e.g., Arabic, English, German, Indonesian) and identify how your experience would impact your work as language teachers. Value: 35%.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Microteaching Portfolio

The Microteaching Portfolio consists of three parts: 1) lesson plan (12.5%); 2) microteaching (15%); 3) reflection (12.5%). You are required to design a 30-minute lesson. Then, based on your lesson plan, you need to teach a part of the lesson to your classmates. Upon completion of your microteaching, you need to write a reflection on your lesson delivery. Value: 40%.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Subhan Zein
(02) 6125 4430

Research Interests

Language policy; language education; TESOL; applied linguistics; language in Indonesian society, culture, and politics

Dr Subhan Zein

Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
By Appointment
Dr Subhan Zein
(02) 6125 4430

Research Interests

Dr Subhan Zein

Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
By Appointment
Dr Subhan Zein
(02) 6125 4430

Research Interests

Dr Subhan Zein

Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
Friday 14:15 15:15
By Appointment

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