EPT504 TESOL Professional Experience (4)


This subject builds on understandings of the nature of effective pedagogical practices that encompass teaching, learning, and assessment in ESL/EFL classrooms. Students will undertake a 20-hour professional experience program where they will be expected to critically integrate theory and practice in relation to ESL/EFL classroom management issues while exploring a range of second language acquisition teaching styles and methods to accommodate varying learning needs and contexts. Students are required to undertake ESL/EFL classroom observation, team teaching, and independent teaching to demonstrate their progress as an ESL/EFL teacher. Students are also required to develop their skills of professional reflective practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT504
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate practical application of the teaching-learning cycle within a TESOL context;
  • be able to provide engaging learning experiences that appropriately address learner needs;
  • demonstrate knowledge and application of different methods and strategies for teaching English language in context;
  • be able to plan effective English language learning sequences that reflect local contexts and the learners’ needs;
  • be able to apply contexualised classroom management strategies;
  • collaborate with a TESOL professional to meet the above objectives; and,
  • engage in critically reflective collegial dialogue with TESOL professionals.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching & Learning Cycle in TESOL contexts
  • Practical resource selection and use
  • Creating and managing engaging learning environments
  • Responding to learners and contexts, including improvised teaching, contingency scaffolding, etc.
  • Developing practitioner identity
  • Developing professional relationships through cooperative planning, reflective dialogs, constructive feedback, etc.
  • Critical reflection

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.