APG5042 - Practices of teaching Englishes for intercultural communication - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

English as an International Language

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Marc Xu (Semester 1)
Dr Atefeh Hadi (Semester 2)

Coordinator(s)

Dr Atefeh Hadi

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Online)

Prohibitions

APG4020

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of multilingual, intra/international contexts. It covers diverse topics that equip students with knowledge and skills to teach World Englishes. Topics range from instructional language in a World-Englishes lesson to curriculum development for World-Englishes courses, and from intercultural pedagogy to assessing multidialectal and intercultural competencies. Students are provided with the opportunity to observe the practices of teaching World Englishes, to develop their own World-Englishes curriculum, to practise teaching World Englishes, and to engage in critical reflections and evaluations of their own practices.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced understanding of the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  2. exhibit the skills to teach World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  3. develop a learning curriculum and syllabus for teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication;
  4. critically engage in evaluating practices of teaching World Englishes;
  5. Profile pedagogical ideas that are informed by the latest literature on teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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