English in Multilingual Classrooms (EDMT5533)


Many primary aged students born in Australia or overseas need support in developing English language. The type of support depends on the learners' needs. For example, some young children entering school with fluency in their first language, but not English will need intensive classroom support in social and school English as will some older students who arrive in Australia during their school years. Other students may be fluent and literate in their first language but others may have missed several years of schooling and may not be literate in any language. The aim of this unit of study is to provide you with both a foundation and a framework for the successful teaching of English as an additional language in a mainstream classroom. You will be encouraged to build on what you are discovering about the development of literacy in English 1 K-6 and how you may build on this knowledge and make decisions about an appropriate pedagogy for supporting students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EALD).

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1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks


Task design (50%) and Task design (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.