Course Title: Teaching English as a Second Language B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching English as a Second Language B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2017


Brunswick Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Naomi Wilks-Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7004

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this elective course you will be introduced to concepts and pedagogical approaches relevant to second language learning theories and practices. TESOL B compliments the content covered in the TESOL A elective. This course provides the theoretical background and practical application of TESOL teaching. Second language acquisition research and TESOL teaching techniques are explored for constructing programs and resources appropriate for English as additional language (EAL) learners’ unique needs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development




Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
LO1: Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development of teaching English as an additional language
LO2: Apply initiative and judgement to create a TESOL resource informed by your knowledge of TESOL teaching methodology
LO3: Plan a unit of work for TESOL 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 TESOL Resource (50%) addressing learning outcomes; LO1, LO2

AT2: A TESOL Topic Investigation (50%) addressing learning outcomes; LO1, LO3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1