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Master of Modern Languages in Education (Stream 150B) Coursework

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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Master of Modern Languages Education course should be able to: * demonstrate a high level of competence in the management and teaching of at least one modern language; * demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of language learning; * have an understanding of the theory and practice of research in modern languages education; * make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in addressing language education-related professional problems; * have the depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues in language education-related professional situations.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Modern Languages in Education (Stream 150B) Coursework
  • Course description
    Students are required to undertake 150 points of coursework

    Compulsory subjects for students who do not have a Modern Languages teaching qualification:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-829  Language & Language Acquisition
    A study of the nature of the language learning task, including an analysis of spoken and written language, its acquisition and its use in bilingual and multilingual settings, together with an introduction to the implications of this for language teac...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    483-850  Professional Practice: Modern Lang Educ
    Students undertake 22 days supervised teaching practice and observation in the sectors in which they wish to qualify, together with peer observations and school-based field work.     Year Long     12.50

    483-889  Methodology & Curriculum Design:ModLngEd
    A study of the educational potential of modern language learning and the design and evaluation of policy, programs, curriculum and teaching practices which attempt to realise this potential. The subject includes examination of the Victorian VCE Study...     Semester 2     12.50

    All students must undertake at least one of the following subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    483-620  Second Language Assessment
    A study of the theory and practice of second language assessment. Topics include: the purposes of language assessment, models of communicative language ability and their implications for assessment, the design of assessment instruments, assessing spe...     Semester 1     25

    483-626  Language Education: Functional Grammar
    A study of systemic functional linguistic approaches to the study of English grammar and discourse, as these are relevant to the development of an educational linguistics. Topics include: a brief review of the history of the emergence of the theory, ...     Semester 2     25

    483-636  Teaching English in the Internat.Context
    The subject examines the international debate on the nature and role of English in the world over the past 25 years. Issues of naming and variety are considered and the politics and economics of the spread of English is examined, as well as charges o...     Semester 2     25

    Additional subjects to be undertaken to make up 150 points of study

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-625  Negotiated Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-626  Negotiated Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-627  Minor Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-628  Minor Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    483-626  Language Education: Functional Grammar
    A study of systemic functional linguistic approaches to the study of English grammar and discourse, as these are relevant to the development of an educational linguistics. Topics include: a brief review of the history of the emergence of the theory, ...     Semester 2     25

    483-636  Teaching English in the Internat.Context
    The subject examines the international debate on the nature and role of English in the world over the past 25 years. Issues of naming and variety are considered and the politics and economics of the spread of English is examined, as well as charges o...     Semester 2     25

    Students wishing to undertake elective studies in the use of Information Technology in language teaching should consult with the Course Coordinator on appropriate alternative elective subjects.

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