This unit focuses on effective teaching of language features in the second/foreign language classroom. The unit has a strong pedagogical focus, as it examines key principles of grammar instruction, how to structure grammar lessons, and how to evaluate and use grammar teaching materials effectively. The unit also focuses on raising awareness of the language systems of English such as tense/aspect, modality and cohesion, and of how context influences grammatical choices. It also examines how texts can be used effectively in the classroom. This unit is intended for those who are, or planning to be teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
1x2000wd assignment (40%), 1x teaching practice (10%), and 1x3000wd assignment (50%)