EML451 LOTE Curriculum Studies 1 (8)

This subject introduces students to the theories and pedagogy of languages other than English (LOTE) for years K-10. The progression from early, to middle and upper years of schooling are addressed in the K-12 context. Students will develop an understanding of the teaching strategies appropriate to the design, implementation and assessment of high quality LOTE curriculum teaching and learning programs that cater for the needs of diverse learners.


Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML451. 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 Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EML445 as it shares similar content.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify, analyse and assess the major theories of language learning and the implications of this on LOTE teaching;
  • be able to explain the similarities and differences between first and subsequent language development and the implications of this on LOTE teaching;
  • be able to identify and apply theories of language learning to LOTE classrooms to assist a diversity of students backgrounds and abilities;
  • be able to evaluate the content and context of relevant language education syllabuses and how they are contextualised in classroom practice; and
  • be able to effectively apply a range of teaching/learning, assessment, ICT and classroom management strategies for teaching languages in K-10 through the designing of units of work and writing of lesson plans.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflections on language learning
  • Theories of language learning
  • First and subsequent language development
  • Understanding the national languages statement and plan, and their connection with mandated curriculum documents
  • Contextualisation of syllabi in classroom practice: K-6 and 7-10
  • Principles of effective teaching and learning
  • Inclusive classrooms - catering to a diversity of student backgrounds and abilities
  • Planning a unit of work
  • Classroom management and strategies in languages teaching
  • Planning units of work and writing lesson plans
  • The pedagogy of appropriate ICT skills

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML451 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Curriculum methods review
Program development

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.