Sub-major - TESOL and L2 Teaching

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: S1604TSL2.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

The sub-major in TESOL is available for Bachelor of Arts students every two years. It consists of 40 credit points that count towards the Languages Key Program. The sub-major provides students and beginning teachers with an opportunity to explore the social and cultural contexts of English language teaching and learning, to learn about the basic principles of English language teaching methodology, to gain understanding of the management, planning and evaluation of the learning environment and teaching materials, to study social language theory and systemic functional linguistics and their contributions to the TESOL classroom, to reflect upon the learning process and the importance of research-based teaching, and to observe practicing teachers in the current Australian TESOL context, thus combining theoretical and practical training.

Sub-major Structure

Students would be eligible for this sub-major having successfully passed 40 credit points from the following unit pool.

Level 2 Units

A2057 Language in Social Contexts
A2926 Teaching English in Local and International Contexts

Level 3 Units

A3901 Adult TESOL Methods 1
A3902 Adult TESOL Methods 2
101456 Second Language Learning and Teaching

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