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Literacy and Language Teaching - EDPJ5020

Year - 2018

In this unit, literacy and its relationship to second and foreign language teaching are examined from different perspectives. Reading, writing and the teaching of these in the English language classroom are examined in detail. However, the unit goes further than viewing literacy as only being about reading and writing. In an age of increasingly sophisticated information technologies and the spread of English as a global language, ideas about literacy are changing rapidly, and these changes have consequences for language teaching. The unit takes up-to-date ideas about what literacy involves and looks at how these ideas and issues are relevant to second and foreign language teaching. In particular, the unit has a focus on the use of technology to develop second and foreign language learners' literacy.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

1 assignment (40%); and 1 assignment (60%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Marie Stevenson
HECS Band: 1
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