Teaching Languages 1A (EDSE3047)


This unit of study is the initial Languages Curriculum (method) unit for prospective secondary languages teachers. The unit is designed to introduce pre-service languages teachers to key concepts and understandings of languages education and build their awareness and skills in preparation for NSW secondary classrooms. Students will gain broad understandings about the nature and scope of languages education in the NSW context, about traditional and more contemporary and innovative classroom practices and particular aspects of policy and BOSTES documentation.

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 7 wks, 3x1-hr tutorials/wk for 7 wks, 2x4-hr practicals in wks 13 and 14


2500wd essay (40%) and 1500wd lesson plans (30%) and 2000 wd portfolio (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


72 credit points, including 12 Senior credit points from one of (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, 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.