|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to GradCertTESOL or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL
Planning and Programming in TESOL covers the essential aspects of lesson and program planning in a variety of second language learning and teaching contexts. Areas covered include the variety of contexts in which TESOL is practiced, historical and current methods and approaches to language teaching, syllabus design, frameworks for planning language lessons and principles for programming, and testing and assessment practices in TESOL.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Review of Teaching Context||20%||No||Week 5|
|Lesson Plan with Essay||35%||No||Week 9|
|Unit of Work with Essay||45%||No||Week 13|
Research a specific English language teaching context in Australia or overseas, providing a 1000-word critical review of its key features.
Prepare a detailed plan for a 2-hour skills-based lesson (the lesson aims are to practice specific skills) for a specific group of learners. Make sure it has all four skills integrated. Write a 1200-word essay outlining the rationale for your decisions (based on the reading content of the unit) and explaining how the lesson’s features will support the students’ language learning.
Create a unit of work (between 5 to 12 hours) including 1 grammar-based sample lesson plan. Write a 1500-word essay outlining the rationale for your decisions (based on the reading content of the unit) and explaining how the features of the unit and sample lesson will support the students’ language learning.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
The delivery of this unit is online through scheduled Zoom sessions. The sessions are interactive. Students are expected to have watched the pre-recorded videos, read the set readings and covered other set materials before the class. Students are required to actively participate in class. Students are also expected to do independent research using the library resources, and to search, select and analyse texts used in ESL contexts.
Resources are available through the iLearn website for this unit. Technologies used include video, Zoom, Echo360 and other online resources.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit.
Requesting an extension to assignment due date
On occasion, you may be in a situation when you aren't able to submit an assessment task on time. Extensions are only given in special circumstances, by completing a Special Consideration request. For more information on Special Consideration, see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
Late submission of assignments
If you haven't been approved for an extension and you submit your assessment task late, penalties are applied. You should consult your unit convenor if you are in this position. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included.
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
If you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.