University of Technology Sydney

028216 Languages Education

6cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): CBK90005 Country Choice combined Degrees with BA IntStud AND 028234c Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher
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This subject aims to develop student professional knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively teach languages in the primary school. Students develop an understanding of the rationale for language teaching in the New South Wales primary school context, based on in-depth knowledge of the NSW K-10 language syllabuses. Students engage with task-based pedagogy and develop a wide range of practical active learning strategies. Students read view and discuss texts to identify and analyse trends in current practice and will engage with reflective practice as a tool in their ongoing professional ability. Students apply knowledge of syllabus content, and the alignment of syllabus content, outcomes, activities and assessment, in their creation of an original sample unit of work for a primary school language classroom.

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Spring D session, City campus

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