Approaches to Grammar for Language Teachers PG (11393.1)
|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. Discuss and explain the relationship between theories of grammar and approaches to teaching grammar;
2. Assess and provide feedback on the form, meaning and use of grammar in learner writing; and
3. Prepare and present effective grammar lessons in different language learning contexts.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites11381 Language Teaching Methodology G AND
11382 Language Teaching Experience G AND
11388 English Grammar PG
Equivalent units7664 Approaches to Grammar for Language Teachers PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 2||08 May 2023||Intensive||Dr Jeremy Koay|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Vinh Nguyen|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 4||25 September 2023||Intensive||Dr Jeremy Koay|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 2||06 May 2024||Intensive||Dr Jeremy Koay|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Hill|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 4||07 October 2024||Intensive||Dr Deborah Hill|
Aarts, Bas, Ian Cushing and Richard Hudson. 2019. Oxford Teaching Guides: How to Teach Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Berry, Roger. 2018. English Grammar: A Resource Book for Students. 2nd edition. London and New York: Routledge. (available as e-book)
Parrott, Martin. 2010. Grammar for English Language Teachers. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Recommended texts are available for loan from Hanoi University Library.
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.
In addition, late submissions may result in reduced feedback being provided to students.
Please note that the Canvas deadlines for assignments are strictly adhered to.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit. Students must submit all three assignments to pass the 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.
Please upload any draft assignments in this unit to Ouriginal/URKUND for text matching. Please upload only assignments from this unit to the Ouriginal/URKUND dropbox in this unit’s Canvas site.
The workload for this unit is expected to be:
Reading and practice of grammar activities - 40 hours
Attendance and engagement in class and on Canvas - 50 hours
Research and assignment preparation - 60 hours (proportionate to the weighting of assignments)
Additional time should be spent according to the needs and interests of each student.
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.
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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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.
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, the assignment will be moderated by another academic in the field before the final grades are released to students.
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.
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.
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