University of Technology Sydney

013987 Classroom Talk

Requisite(s): 013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language AND 013105 The Multilingual Learner AND 010070 TESOL Practicum AND 028253 TESOL: Methodology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013121 Theory and Practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages AND 015120 Theory and Practice in TESOL


This subject explores spoken language and how it is used in language classrooms, as a learning goal and as a teaching tool. It investigates how people learn their first and subsequent languages and the strategies that expand learners’ language repertoires, including use of their first language to support their English skills. The subject develops the knowledge and skills to analyse classroom discourse to inform understanding of how learning is mediated by the teacher through carefully considered language use. Classroom Talk provides a balance between theoretical grounding, evidence-based research and practical strategies for language teachers to enhance the quality and quantity of learner talk so as to maximise student learning.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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