Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Education

Subject Information
Subject Code EDET202
Subject Name Teaching English in International Contexts
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence EDET402
Assessment Case study (40%) and portfolio (60%).
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 615  $ 615  $ 615  $ 615  $ 615  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 24
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Burri
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Burri
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This elective focuses on teaching English in international contexts. Due to the development of English as a global language and the expansion of TESOL teaching off-shore, many students in education undertake practicum placements overseas and many also travel overseas to teach English after graduating. Therefore, this subject aims to orientate students to the diversity of contexts in which English is taught as an additional language overseas. The subject will address issues related to English as a global language and managing cultural differences as a language teacher in off-shore language training institutions, such as public and private schools, colleges and universities. Emphasis will be given to appropriate methodologies for diverse educational systems, cross-cultural communication skills and reflective teaching practice. The challenge of this subject is to develop professional empathy while maintaining educational standards, The value of this subject is the opportunity to conduct research of specific countries and issues pertaining to teaching English in international contexts.

Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On completion of this subject students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the changing international contexts of English language teaching and issues relating to the growth of English as a global language; 2. Demonstrate cross-cultural communication skills and show an understanding of the role of cultural issues in English language teaching; 3. Research and critically evaluate the contextual variables that impact on teaching TESOL in specific countries; 4. Show skills and expertise in the implementation of appropriate TESOL methodology with learners of different ages and in different teaching/ learning contexts; and, 5. Develop a coherent teaching program including rationale and methodology that demonstrates sensitivity to a specific teaching/learning context.

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