Teaching overseas made easy with new unit of study

17 October 2012

From next year, for the first time, students from every faculty across the University will be able to undertake studies to teach English internationally.

Being offered in Summer School and Semester One, 2013, by the Faculty of Education and Social Work with the Centre for English Teaching, Teaching English Internationally (EDGU2000) is a six-credit-point, 36-hour unit in which students will:

  • be informed about teaching opportunities in your countries of choice

  • learn from practising English teachers and observe real classes

  • be shown how to plan and teach lessons and units of work

  • be instructed in effective ways to teach grammar and pronunciation in various settings.

Unit coordinator Associate Professor Ken Cruikshank said assessment tasks would be practical and no formal examinations would be conducted. Applicants must have previously completed 48 credit points from any undergraduate discipline. During the unit, students will write a report analysing their lesson observations; prepare a set of teaching materials for students in a specific country; plan a lesson for teaching grammar; and complete a take-home grammar test.

Contact: Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank

Phone: 02 9351 6313

Email: 3c4a2476374b4520501d062e385a072b1900020d4e1b4232321c793406