Course Title: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Method B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Method B

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2105

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

TCHE2215

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Naomi Wilks -Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7004

Course Coordinator Email: naomi.wilks-smith@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.02.14


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At least two years of study at tertiary level in English language or literature, or in linguistics, and TESOL Method A


Course Description

This is an elective course that focuses on introducing students to teaching approaches relevant to second language learning. It is complementary to TESOL Method A. This course explores new perspectives and skills for TESOL teaching within the context of globalised societies to critically evaluate teaching approaches and resources and to develop effective teaching and learning strategies and techniques, and to independently conduct TESOL program design and evaluation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Become familiar and engage with concepts and pedagogical approaches relevant to the teaching of second language learning.
• Apply current and basic theories and practices in TESOL teaching to classroom practice.
• Reflect on and enhance skills for implementing a range of teaching materials for second language learning.
• Evaluate materials implemented in teaching and learning of TESOL.
• Develop professional understandings of TESOL teaching and learning principles and practices.

 


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Implement curriculum materials to support learning and teaching of TESOL.
• Use knowledge about TESOL methodology to meet the needs of second language learners.
• Contribute to professional debates about research and frameworks related second language learning and teaching.
• Articulate and actualise an emerging TESOL teaching philosophy.


ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable to the classroom.
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Abilities to provide opportunities for students to be engage in ICT-enriched activities that are essential self-regulating and cooperative.


VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know the content that they teach.
• Teachers know their students.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including but not limited to: lectures, workshops, groupwork, excursions, micro teaching, discussion, reading of academic texts and articles and curriculum design and materials incorporating Web based teaching and learning resources.


Overview of Learning Resources

A variety of texts, journals and websites will be provided.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.