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

Part A: Course Overview

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

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Naomi Wilks-Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7004

Course Coordinator Email:

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

Course Description

This is an elective course that focuses on introducing concepts and pedagogical approaches relevant to second language learning theories and practices. TESOL A and B courses are complementary to each other. This course provides the theoretical background for the practical orientation of TESOL Method B. Students will meet second language acquisition research and curriculum design techniques for constructing lessons appropriate to the learners’ needs. Current major teaching and learning issues second language learning will be reviewed.

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.
  • Build knowledge about current and basic theories and practices in TESOL teaching methodology.
  • Develop skills for implementing a range of teaching materials for second language learning.
  • Review materials for the teaching and learning of TESOL.
  • Develop professional understandings of TESOL teaching and learning principles and practices.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Design curriculum materials to support learning and teaching of TESOL.
  • Convey personal knowledge about selected areas TESOL.
  • Discuss and be familiar with relevant Victorian, Australian and International research and frameworks related second language learning and teaching.
  • Articulate an emerging TESOL teaching philosophy.

ICT Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course you 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.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your 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

See Part B

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.