EML451 LOTE Curriculum Studies 1 (8)

This subject introduces students to the pedagogy of languages other than English for years 7-10. Contexts for learning language from K-12 are addressed with pathways emphasising the connection between early, middle and upper years of schooling. An appreciation of the range of appropriate teaching/learning strategies is developed and particular attention is devoted to the skills of lesson planning, the implementation of syllabus documents, the AITSL standards and appropriate forms of assessment and evaluation in a 7-10 secondary school context.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions


Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify major theories of language learning;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences between first and subsequent language development;
  • be able to evaluate the content and context of relevant language education syllabuses and how they are contextualised in classroom practice;
  • be able to effectively apply a range of teaching/learning, assessment and classroom management strategies for LOTE teaching;
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the nature and significance of the cognitive, affective and conative domains in LOTE pedagogy; and
  • be able to effectively integrate appropriate technologies and ICT skills into their teaching of LOTE.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theories of first and second language and language learning and their pedagogical realisations.
  • The content and context of relevant LOTE syllabuses, and how they are contextualised in classroom practice.
  • Pedagogical theories and practices of first and second language and language learning.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.