English in Multilingual Classrooms (EDMT5533)


One in six students in NSW are developing English as an additional language and 25% of students come from bilingual/bicultural backgrounds. This unit explores strategies to engage and scaffold student learning to achieve challenging outcomes. Participants will develop understandings of the social and political contexts for the development of spoken and written competency in everyday and academic English for students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

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1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks


sequence of lessons (50%) and task design (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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