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028252 English Education 3

Requisite(s): (028250 English Education 1 OR 012208 English Education 1) AND (028251 English Education 2 OR 012209 English Education 2) AND (72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10349 Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10209 Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09082 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours))


This subject is designed to develop students' knowledge of the language needs of primary school-aged English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) students, including students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. The subject focuses on the NSW English K–10 Syllabus (Vol. 1, incorporating the Australian Curriculum) with a particular emphasis on the ESL scales. Students investigate syllabus requirements, content and outcomes in general and specific to the EAL/D or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

The subject provides opportunities to identify and explore teaching/learning strategies that develop EAL/D students' capacity to use the language modes of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing/representing effectively in a range of contexts for a range of purposes and audiences. The subject also explores the ways in which language, cultural identity and diversity shape learning and addresses issues specific to learning English as an additional language in K–6.

Students explore and analyse first and second language acquisition theories and the implications for the primary classroom, investigating opportunities to develop classroom literacy strategies involving a range of print, visual, multimodal, multimedia, digital texts and culturally appropriate texts. The subject also examines strategies to address students with learning difficulties; effective integration and use of ICT in the classroom and assessment strategies for reading and writing.

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