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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5180

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150428

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To deepen students' understanding of the nature of spoken and written language, its acquisition and use, and the implications for learning and teaching additional languages within diverse socio-cultural and ethno-linguistic environments.

Course content

Students will develop knowledge of learning an additional language, the relationship between language, culture and learning, and the intercultural orientation. The students will investigate the role of language in thinking and learning, the theories of second language acquisition, and the process and factors affecting the learning of an additional language. The students will also evaluate the relationship between learner background and language learning, the role of interaction and moving between languages and cultures, and the role of instruction in second language learning.

Textbook(s)

Lightbown, P & Spada, N 2013, How languages are learned, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A
Presentation 2000 words equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A
Presentation 2000 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A
Presentation 2000 words equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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