Thirty percent of students in NSW come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds and many need support in the development of English. This unit gives a background in teaching English to young people and adults. It explores the diversity of learners: refugee, migrant and international students; and covers issues in language development, teaching and learning. The focus is on building skills and understandings in teaching spoken language and reading. There is also a focus on building participants' own understanding of the systems of English.
1x3-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks
reflective report and lesson plan (20%) and portfolio of resources for teaching (50%), take home grammar test (30%)
72 credit points, including 24 credit points from one of (English, Linguistics, or one of the foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish))