EML524 TESOL Across Curriculum, Practice, and Pedagogy (8)

This subject explores the relationships between curriculum, pedagogy, and practice in TESOL. It introduces key theories and perspectives around TESOL curriculum planning and development. It also examines the pedagogical principles embedded in curriculum development. In so doing, it encourages students to apply their knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy to situated workplace practices such as English language teaching, program management, and consultation.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML524. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand TESOL curriculum theories and methods including their origins and development;
  • be able to understand pedagogical principles in TESOL including their origins and development;
  • be able to understand skills, strategies, and competence related to TESOL practice; and
  • be able to critically examine the application of curricular and pedagogical knowledge in TESOL context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • TESOL Curriculum Theories and Methods
  • Pedagogical Principles of TESOL
  • Communicative Competence Development
  • Skill and Strategy Development in TESOL

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML524 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Multimodal professional profile: knowing yourself
Curriculum resource evaluation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.