EML452 LOTE Curriculum Studies 2 (8)

This subject expands upon the fundamental theories and pedagogy of teaching languages other than English (LOTE) developed in EML451, with a particular focus on teaching Stage 6 senior students. It is concerned with the development of the LOTE program to meet syllabus demands in the context of broader educational, community and social issues. It focuses on developing greater cross-cultural awareness and intercultural competence through consideration of key concepts in intercultural communication and key issues in languages pedagogy through a 'language as culture' perspective.


Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML452. 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 EML446 as it shares similar content.

Assumed Knowledge

Students will have completed EML451 prior to completing this subject.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of an Intercultural approach to language teaching and learning that reflects the principles of multicultural Australia through developing a position statement and choice of resources;
  • be able to explain how LOTE curriculum content is organised, specifically for Stage 6 students;
  • be able to explain how contemporary language and cultural issues (or intercultural issues) are reflected in local policy contexts;
  • be able to plan Stage 6 language lessons that include quality teaching, learning and assessment strategies, including ICT strategies, that provide for differentiation of learning strategies for diverse learners; and
  • be able to reflect on your role as a language teacher and the value of languages in the broader school curriculum.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Re-imagining LOTE: Teaching language and culture
  • The intercultural in language teaching
  • An intercultural orientation to language learning
  • The senior languages course structure and design
  • Multiculturalism and classroom experiences
  • Embedding Indigenous histories and cultures in languages
  • Programming and planning including literacy, digital literacy and numeracy
  • Resources for intercultural language learning
  • Assessing intercultural language learning
  • Language teaching and learner diversity
  • Technologies in teaching languages
  • Evaluating language programs

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML452 in Session 2 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 %
Professional position critical reflection essay
Folio for teaching cultural features of a language

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.