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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: * facilitate the study of the language through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as the study of the society and culture of the country or countries in which the language is spoken (French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish# and Indonesian); * introduce the disciplinary knowledge in the area of Second Language Acquisition; * explore current theories and practice in Second Language Teaching; * investigate classroom-based issues related to teaching languages. Learning outcomes On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching students will: * be able to demonstrate a low intermediate level of language proficiency (Beginners stream) or a mid to high intermediate level of proficiency (Advanced stream) in a chosen language; * be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of cultural issues pertaining to the country / countries where the language of their choice is spoken; * have increased their cross-cultural skills; * have developed an academic rigour of formal language study; * have developed a working knowledge of successful strategies for language learning; * have been introduced to the key concepts, theories and issues pertaining to first and second language acquisition. # Note: Spanish stream will only be offered internally in 2009.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution, be eligible for registration as a teacher in Australia, and have had at least one year's teaching experience in a school or other approved institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching is an 18-unit program for qualified teachers offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology and, in the case of Indonesian, by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    It can only be studied part-time and is available in internal and external modes.

    It is also available via flexible delivery# for students outside Adelaide or with special needs. International students who are residing outside Australia may also undertake the course in the external mode#.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching, a student must complete 18 units selected from one of the following programs of study with a grade of P or NGP or better for each topic:

    French

    Semester 1

    FREN8101
        

    French 1, Part 1 for Teachers
        

    9

    Semester 2

    FREN8102A
        

    French 1, Part 2 for Teachers
        

    6

    LANG8102
        

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
        

    3

    OR Italian

    Semester 1

    ITAL8101
        

    Italian 1, Part 1 for Teachers
        

    9

    Semester 2

    ITAL8102A
        

    Italian 1, Part 2 for Teachers
        

    6

    LANG8102
        

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
        

    3

    OR Modern Greek

    Semester 1

    MGRE8101
        

    Modern Greek 1, Part 1 for Teachers
        

    9

    Semester 2

    MGRE8102A
        

    Modern Greek 1, Part 2 for Teachers
        

    6

    LANG8102
        

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
        

    3
    OR Spanish

    Semester 1

    SPAN8101
        

    Spanish 1, Part 1 for Teachers
        

    9

    Semester 2

    SPAN8102A
        

    Spanish 1, Part 2 for Teachers
        

    6

    LANG8102
        

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
        

    3
    OR Indonesian

    Semester 1

    ASST8101
        

    Indonesian 1, Part 1 for Teachers
        

    9

    Semester 2

    ASST8102
        

    Indonesian 1, Part 2 for Teachers
        

    6

    LANG8102
        

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
        

    3

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