Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is an online unit equipping students with core TESOL methods and approaches.

You will learn a range of practical teaching skills, including lesson planning, presenting a new language, and reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for your students.

You will also gain an understanding of sociolinguistics and how to incorporate this knowledge into your teaching methods, exploring topics of language and culture, language and communication, varieties of English, non-verbal communication and language, discourse and error analysis.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following program:

  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Areas of study

In this Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Conducting needs analyses
  • Processes in first and second language learning and acquisition
  • Standards and standard English
  • Using 'icebreakers' in the language classroom
  • Using dictionaries in the language classroom
  • Using word games in the language classroom
  • Using drama in the classroom
  • ESP (English for Special Purposes) and the language classroom
  • Using authentic materials as teaching aids
  • Developing teaching materials
  • Students' learning styles
  • Curriculum design and lesson planning

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will equip you with practical TESOL methods and skills required to start teaching your own English lessons.

In addition to core English language teaching skills across lesson planning, presenting a new language, and reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for your students, you will learn a range of holistic, sociolinguistic techniques and approaches. These include evaluating teaching materials in terms of suitability to learners, considering cultural differences and similarities of learners; providing learners with strategies for learning English as a Second Language.

You will learn how to structure a learning environment which maximises the learning potential of your students while providing meaningful practice of the macro-skills. This unit will also cover analysing discourse and the way language is socially constructed; and identifying the principles behind the main language syllabus types and incorporate these principles into lesson design.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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