Language Teaching Experience G (11382.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate teaching skills appropriate to a variety of language learning contexts;
2. Prepare and present effective lessons to language learners;
3. Recognise the practical dimensions of language through observations and practice; and
4. Reflect critically on their own teaching, the various roles teachers play and their professional responsibilities.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
CorequisitesStudents must be enrolled in or have already passed 11381 Language Teaching Methodology G.
Equivalent units8094 Language Teaching Experience G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Hill|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Online||Dr Deborah Hill|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Hill|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Dr Deborah Hill|
Required texts (available through the School Locker and the UC Library 3-hour short loan section):
Harmer, J. 2015. The Practice of English Language Teaching. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
Ur, P. 2012. A Course in English Language Teaching. 2nd ed. Cambridge: CUP.
Texts can be ordered using the link https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra or by visiting The School Locker Store situated inside the UCX Shop.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site.
An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant Canvas site. If the unit convenor and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
1. Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. This includes the Threshold Assessment items that are not allocated a mark (i.e. WWVP card, requirements for observations and tutoring).
2. An aggregate mark of 50% is normally required to pass the unit.
3. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
4. Moderation: Sample assignments reflecting the range of grades will be moderated. All assignments that receive a fail grade will be reassessed by a colleague in the discipline.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
In this unit, some of the material is self-paced and the activities can be undertaken at any time once they are made available. There are synchronous meetings in the Virtual Room every second week for one hour (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7), and then weekly 2 hour synchronous sessions (Weeks 9-13). Students are expected to attend the synchronous sessions, interact with other students online, and attend language class observations and undertake one-to-one or small group tutoring. The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Self-paced online activities and reading 50
Interaction with peers online 10
Attending and participating in synchronous online sessions 15
Observations and tutoring 15
Threshold assessment items 5
Assessment items 55
Your engagement in asynchronous and synchronous activities, and reading material will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of engagement may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items. Assessment items draw upon the learning completed through synchronous and asynchronous tasks.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have word processing and IT skills to allow them to fully engage in the unit through Canvas and to complete their assessment. This includes basic word processing skills, engagement in Canvas activities, posting messages, video and audio files, uploading assignments, and using the library cataloge and library databases. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and a safe workspace to complete the online activities.
Required and recommended textbooks are available at the UC library for no charge.
All costs related to observations and tutoring will be covered by students.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit includes observations and one-to-one/small group tutoring. Students in this unit are responsible for organizing their own observations and tutoring. The UC Placement Office will provide administrative support.
Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check for this unit. Students are responsible for arranging their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services. Students are responsible for paying for the background check (if payment is required). Normally, as a volunteer you did need to pay for this. Observations cannot be undertaken without this. Note that WWWP only applies within the ACT. If you are in other jurisdictions you will need to follow the same procedure for that state or territory.
Placement administration will be handled by InPlace. Details will be provided in the first weeks of the semester.
Learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences iin professional contexts.
All assessment items must be typed and spaced to at least 1.5 lines with sufficient margins for comments.
All assessment items must use appropriate citation and referencing conventions (APA 7th edition preferred).
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.