This online unit from Curtin University and Open Universities Australia aims to give you an understanding of the systems of language in a practical manner. By demonstrating the importance of language, the unit will enhance your knowledge of modern day languages and the formation of certain words and phrases. The unit will also focus on pronunciation and the formation of words and language.
By undertaking this unit, you will be able to explain how words are formed, the contrasting writing systems of the world and the understanding of language. This will all be done through a series of practical teaching elements aimed at improving your comprehension of modern languages.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Areas of study
In this Language Studies unit, the topics you will study include:
The sounds of the English language
The sound systems of language
Theoretical perspectives on syntax
Practical approaches to syntax in English language teaching
Forms of meaning
Writing systems around the world
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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This online unit could be vital for anyone wishing to become a teacher, in particular, a language teacher. By giving you an in-depth understanding of languages, this unit allows you to understand the roots of words and certain languages. This online unit proves particularly popular with practising teachers and could further benefit your career in education.
Speakers of languages other than English who work as English language teachers in their own countries could find that their portfolio is boosted by having a degree from an English-speaking country.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Language Studies 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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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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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