6 x 4-hour intensive workshops per semester
1 EDUC3527 - Investigating Languages Pedagogy in the Integrated Curriculum (Primary R-7)
1a EDUC3505 - Languages in the Integrated Curriculum (R-7)
1b EDUC9101 - Exploring Learning Theories in Languages Pedagogy R-7
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC4804 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
In depth study of a language other than English or equivalent.
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to the field of literacy in languages and related intercultural contexts, as well as a study of the role of ICT in languages pedagogy (R-7). The topic explores the teaching of genre in the language classroom with a particular focus on contexts of culture and situation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop awareness and understanding of the aims of intercultural language teaching and the pedagogical applications possible in modern languages studies for years R-7
  • Provide a review and evaluation of the principles of genre theory and related functional linguistics
  • Introduce teaching strategies for encouraging intercultural competence in the languages classroom through the study of the connectedness of language and culture and the related contexts of cultural and situational expectations
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and critique the key features of intercultural language teaching
  2. Identify and critique the key elements of functional linguistics, related genre theory and the Vygotsky inspired learner centred teaching cycle
  3. Design and plann lessons incorporating ICT, genre theory, functional linguistics, multimodal teaching and learning strategies and thereby implement computer assisted language learning (CALL) and text type teaching
  4. Plan and design programs for implementing curriculum organisation in the R-7 languages classrooms
  5. Assess, evaluate and report all elements of language teaching
  6. Evaluate lessons with a view to understanding the key features of successful learner centred, text type teaching in languages pedagogy

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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