12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1b Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1c Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1d Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
1e Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1f Admission into BLITTTESOL-Bachelor of Letters (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (TESOL)
1g Admission into BEDSEC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ESOL8001, ESOL8701 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Test(s); Tutorial presentation; Tutorial participation.
Topic description

This topic presents an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of ESOL teaching and learning. The topic encourages students to develop their analytical and reflective skills, and to think critically about the relationship between theory and practice in the development of new knowledge in TESOL.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Create opportunities for participants to explore issues in teaching English as a second language
  • Encourage participants to critique classroom practice
  • Develop original disciplinary knowledge in the field of teaching English as a second or other language (ESOL)
  • Use the critical analyses of knowledge in ESOL to develop original classroom learning experiences
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of current trends in TESOL
  2. Explain the relationship between theory and practice in TESOL
  3. Identify issues in own practice related to emerging issues in TESOL research