This topic will introduce students to language development in the early childhood and primary school years. Using evidence-based models, students will learn about the components of language including; semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology and pragmatics across expressive and receptive modalities and in spoken and written forms. A key focus is to highly develop students' own linguistic knowledge which acts as a platform for understanding how to interpret the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the English - Language strand of the Australian Curriculum (AC). Students will learn how language development, including language difficulties, relate to Belonging, Being and Becoming within the EYLF. Students will develop knowledge in how language is presented in the English - Language strand of the AC including language variation and change, language for interaction, text structure and organisation, expressing and developing ideas, and phonics and word knowledge, as well as the achievement standards for each year level.
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