Language Teaching Practice PG (11386.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
| Hanoi, Vietnam
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post 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 effective and creative teaching in the classroom situation;
2. Prepare and present effective sequences of lessons to language learners;
3. Critically use, design and develop learning resources;
4. Reflect critically on their own teaching in the classroom context; and
5. Engage in ongoing professional development as language teachers.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
Prerequisites11382 Language Teaching Experience G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 1||20 February 2023||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 3||17 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Online||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 1||26 February 2024||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Online||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 3||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
Hall, G. (2018). Exploring English Language Teaching: Language in Action. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. [available online via UC Library]
Harmer, J. (2015). The Practice of English Language Teaching. 5th ed. Harlow: Longman.
Ur, P. (2012). A Course in English Language Teaching. 2nd ed. Cambridge: CUP.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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 convener 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.
Moderation is used in the TESOL courses to maintain agreed standards in the assessment of student work through a valid, consistent and transparent process, in line with the UC Assessment policy. Sample assignments at different grade levels will be moderated for each assessment item in each unit. All assignments that receive a FAIL grade will be moderated. In addition, when the work of a student is awarded a mark or grade that leads to a FAIL grade in the unit, the assignment will be moderated by another academic in the field before the final grades are released to students.
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit all assessments to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Format requirements for all assignments
- Font: Times or Times New Roman
- Size: 12
- Spacing: 1.5 or double
- Referencing style: APA 7th Ed. Information available through the Library website: https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
- Use page numbering.
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- All assignments must be submitted in word format.
References should be listed on a separate page, and be attached to the end of your assignment (before any appendices). Please note that only references appearing in the assignment text should be listed on your page of references.
Appendices should be numbered and linked to the main text of the assignment.
Threshold task: Professional placement must be successfully completed to pass this unit.
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.
Students are expected to attend classes; prepare for and participate in tutorial activities, microteaching and teaching practice; read the required readings and other sources; work in groups; and complete all assessment items to the best of their ability. They should also consult the lecturer when in doubt.
Breakdown of workload:
Attending and participating in workshops and microteaching: 20
Reading recommended texts and additional readings: 30
Teaching practice and preparation: 40
Assessment: 50 hours
Group study, consultation: 10
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to 'Threshold task: Professional placement' under '5a. ASSESSMENT ITEM DETAILS' for more information. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
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, uploading video and audio files, uploading assignments, and using the library catalogue and library databases. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and a safe workspace to complete the online activities.
The required text is available as an e-book via the UC Library. Supplementary texts are available for loan from the Hanoi University Library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves professional placement (15 hours in total) and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in Section 6. Workplace learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. School student and staff confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment item 3 (Reflection on your professional placement experience).
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 ServiceDesk@canberra.edu.au if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
This unit involves research-led education and work-integrated learning. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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