Course Title: Teaching Languages B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Languages B

Credit Points: 12.00

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Course Coordinator: Naomi Wilks-Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7004

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible for the Teaching Languages electives you need to have EITHER a degree major in a language (other than English) OR a statement of ‘equivalence’ from a Victorian University

Teaching Languages precedes Teaching Languages B

Course Description

Teaching Languages B follows on from Teaching Languages to prepare you as a specialist teacher of your language (other than English). In this course you will focus on Language Teaching Methodology that combines additional language teaching and learning theories and classroom practice. Informed by research and literature, you will continue to develop a personal philosophy for teaching an additional language. You will explore curriculum design and resource development within the specific context of teaching your additional language within an Australian classroom setting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development




Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

LO1: Reflect critically on theories of second language teaching methodology to inform your professional knowledge and teaching practice

LO2: Apply initiative and judgement to create language teaching resources informed by your knowledge of language teaching methodology

LO3: Create curriculum materials informed by second language acquisition theories and research

This course will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be involved in learning that involves a range of activities including workshops, class discussions, academic readings, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of the course.

There will be two assessment tasks:

AT1: A Language Teaching Resource (50%) addressing learning outcomes; LO1, LO2

AT2: A Language Teaching Unit Overview (50%) addressing learning outcomes; LO1, LO3

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: