Language Teaching Practice PG (11386.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 3||18 July 2022||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Online||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2023||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 1||20 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2023||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 3||17 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Online||Dr Eleni Petraki|
Hall, G. (2018). Exploring English Language Teaching: Language in Action (2nd ed.). Routledge. (Available as an e-book at the UC library)
Harmer, J. (2015). The Practice of English Language Teaching (5th ed.). Longman.
Ur, P. (2012). A Course in English Language Teaching (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Additional resources and readings will be made available on the unit Canvas site and the Reading list.
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. In addition, late submissions may result in reduced and delayed feedback being provided to students.
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.
Special assessment requirements
- Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. This includes the Hurdle Assessment items that are not allocated a mark (i.e. WWVP card, requirements for placement). An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
- Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
- 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 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 or a borderline grade, the assignment will be moderated by another academic in the field before the final grades are released to students.
- Special consideration: In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the unit Convener as soon as possible.
- If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
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 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.
Format requirements for all assignments:
- Font: Times or Times New Roman
- Size: 12
- Spacing: 1.5 or double
- Referencing style: APA style. 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, be attached to the end of your assignment (but before any appendices),and consist of several references. 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.
Students are expected to participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities online, complete the professional experience practicum and prepare assessment items. The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading recommended texts and additional suggested material 20 hours
Preparation for supervised teaching practice 30 hours
Supervised teaching practice 20 hours
Engagement in online activities 30 hours
Assessment items 50 hours
Your engagement in class 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.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to assessment (5a) on the Canvas site for further details. 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, downloading documents/files from Canvas, use of Virtual room, posting messages, uploading assignments, and using the library catalogue and library databases. For your professional placements, you may need to have access to a laptop/computer, with microphone/speaker handset and camera access, and you may need to gain familiarity with Zoom or other online learning platforms.
The textbooks are available through the School locker website or other online providers (Amazon, Zookal) should you wish to purchase them. They are also available for borrowing at the UC library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning (WIL): Placement . Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL policy and WIL procedure, and the Assessment policy, and Assessment procedure. For placement activities, students might need to have obtained their WWVP (ACT) or for NSW, their Working with Children or equivalent in other states, COVID vaccination status (where necessary) uploaded to InPlace and/or Canvas site.
This unit involves professional placement 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 (refer policies Teachers' Code of Professional Practice (or equivalent) and Student Conduct Rules), including for assessment items such as reports or essays. This applies to staff and patrons of any outside agency where an internship or other WIL activity is taking place.
Students must ensure appropriate details are recorded in InPlace (inplace.canberra.edu.au), and the relevant student agreements are agreed to and signed prior to your placement commencing.
Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check or equivalent in their state/country to undertake a placement for the unit.
Students are responsible for obtaining the WWVP card by 5th August 2022. Students are expected to identify a placement institution and organise placement suitable to their location. These can be discussed with the unit convenor in week 1 of the semester.
NOTE: The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) card only applies to the ACT. For students who choose to do placement in an institution relevant to their work, located in a different state or territory, it may be that a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required. Students can apply for a WWVP card via https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-%28wwvp%29-registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Work Integrated learning
This unit involves work-integrated learning as specified in 6g.
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