Certificate in Language Teaching
[Open access for self-funded students]
The Certificate in Language Teaching works from teachers’ knowledge, experience and needs. It takes into account differences between languages. It covers all aspects of classroom teaching, assessment and behaviour management, as well as teaching languages. It caters for teachers with all types of educational backgrounds, especially those who have been away from study. There is a focus on building on experience, with classroom observations in day/community-languages schools and use of practical video clips and classroom activities.
The program offers new ideas for how to teach reading and writing; ways to interest and motivate students; techniques for classroom behaviour management; ideas on how to teach mixed abilities; and the use of games, songs and activities.
This version of the Certificate in Language Teaching curriculum has been introduced especially to cater for prospective and current teachers of community languages who are ineligible for enrolment in the DEC-funded program, in particular, prospective students who:
- live outside of New South Wales
- are not currently teaching at a DEC-funded community language school.
- lesson observations – time in a day school 'shadowing' teachers and observing lessons
- progressive assessments from short reports and case studies to the production of resources, lesson plans and activities.
Q. Who can do the course?
A. Anyone interested in gaining a qualification in teaching community or heritage languages.
Q. How will the course run?
A. The course will likely be offered online, supplemented by possible face-to-face sessions.