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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5284

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
167542

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To deepen students' understanding of issues in learning an additional language (other than English) and the implications for teaching languages in diverse classroom contexts.

Course content

Students develop knowledge of issues in learning an additional language other than English, the relationship between language, culture and learning, and an intercultural orientation to language teaching and learning.
Students investigate, theories of second language acquisition, and factors that affect the learning of an additional language, including the role of learners' first language in learning additional languages.
Students also evaluate the relationship between learner background and language learning, the role of interaction and moving between languages and cultures, and the role of the teacher in facilitating effective language learning and use.

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
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 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
Case study 2500 words 55% N/A
Critical analysis 2000 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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.

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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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