Language, Literacy and Diversity (EDSE4046)


Twenty five percent of students in NSW come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds; 16% of students are at various stages of developing English as an additional language. In addition, many secondary students need support in developing literacy and numeracy skills in English. This unit of study has three aims: to provide the skills and understandings for the effective teaching of ESL students; to give a background in teaching reading, writing and numeracy to all students; and to develop an understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and diversity in schooling.

Further unit of study information


4-hrs/wk for 9 wks


1800wd analysis and teaching of reading text (30%), 1200wd short essay (20%), 3000wd literacy teaching portfolio (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


138 credit points including EDSE3082 or EDSE3072 and EDSE3073

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.