Teaching TESOL 1 (EDSE3043)


Thirty percent of students in NSW come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds and many need support in the development of English. This unit gives a background in teaching English to young people and adults. It explores the diversity of learners: refugee, migrant and international students; and covers issues in language development, teaching and learning. The focus is on building skills and understandings in teaching spoken language and reading. There is also a focus on building participants' own understanding of the systems of English.

Further unit of study information


1x3-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks


reflective report and lesson plan (20%) and portfolio of resources for teaching (50%), take home grammar test (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


72 credit points, including 24 credit points from one of (English, Linguistics, or one of the foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish))

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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.