TESOL (A) Special Course (EDUP4068)


This unit builds on work completed in EDUP3003 and is based around teaching principles derived from current sociocultural theory: challenge, engagement, assisted performance and handover. The course will assist students to make decisions about appropriate group/classroom strategies across the curriculum in the broad areas of speaking, listening, reading/viewing and writing. The UOS will include a substantial focus on grammar and how to use grammatical knowledge to both design effective lessons and assess students' strengths and areas of need. There will also be a component in this UOS that looks specifically at the needs of the children of refugee parents.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks


text analysis (25%) and tasks to support the use and understanding of grammar (25%) and teaching language in context (50%)

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.