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, of which 6 hours must be in a face-to-face teaching context. During this experience 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.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst 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

Grading System

SY/US

Duration

One session

School

School of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply the teaching-learning cycle within a TESOL context;
  • be able to provide engaging learning experiences that appropriately address learner needs;
  • be able to explain and apply 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;
  • be able to collaborate with a TESOL professional to meet the above objectives; and
  • be able to engage in critically reflective collegial dialogue with TESOL professionals.

Syllabus

This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT504 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
Title
Value %
1
Tesol professional experience report

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 3 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This workplace experience must take place in an approved ESL/EFL setting. It is of 20 hours duration, six of which must be in face-to-face teaching context.

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

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