TESOL (A) Special Course (EDUP4068)


The goal of this unit of study (UOS) is to provide students with both a foundation and a framework for the effective teaching of English as an additional language both within the context of small group teaching (either in class or pull-out) and culturally and linguistically diverse primary classrooms. The course will assist you to problem solve and make decisions about appropriate group / class strategies through the curriculum in the broad areas of speaking, listening, reading/viewing, and writing. The decisions you make will be based upon the integration of current second language acquisition (SLA) theory and more recent theoretical approaches that will lead to a socioculturally informed pedagogy. The second part of this course is in Semester 2 and will continue to extend your understandings within the field. The UOS will include a substantial focus on grammar and how to use grammatical knowledge to both design effective lessons and assess children's strengths and areas of need. There will also be a component in this UOS that looks specifically at the needs of beginners as well as children of refugee parents. Please note that this course does not provide you with formal TESOL qualifications.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks


Text selection (10%) Text analysis (25%) Task Design (40%) Text analysis (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

120 credit points of units

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.