TESOL Prof Prac:Supervised Teaching

Subject EDUC90050 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Successful completion of 22 days of supervised school practicum (100 per cent)
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: 100 per cent attendance is compulsory


Dr Alan Williams


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: Students undertake 22 days supervised teaching practice and observation in an appropriate TESOL setting. Teaching practice incorporates appropriate presentation and practice of the target language, both spoken and written; the design, implementation and evaluation of lessons and units of work for students at a variety of language levels, the adaptation of existing materials and development of original work to meet student needs and interests; the assessment and reporting of students' language development; the establishment of collaborative relationships with other staff members and the wider school community and self-reflection and critical evaluation of one's own practice.
Objectives: Not available
Assessment: Successful completion of 22 days of supervised school practicum (100 per cent)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Provide a reliable model of the target language, both spoken and written, and use this in ways appropriate to the classroom and to students' level of proficiency;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate lessons with little or no guidance;
  • Adapt existing materials and develop original work to meet student needs and interests;
  • Evaluate and assist in the development of appropriate specialist programs, including needs analysis, syllabus design, program organization and evaluation;
  • Monitor, document and report on students' language development;
  • Monitor, describe and critically evaluate their own teaching;
  • Interact with colleagues and learn how to act as a specialist resource person within the wider school community.

Generic Skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Articulate their knowledge and understanding of TESOL methodology by using it in actual teaching situations;
  • Develop an understanding of the significance and value to the wider community of their knowledge about TESOL.
Links to further information: www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au
Notes: This subject is a requirement for local students who intend to teach in Australian schools. International students must enrol in the alternative subject 483-642 Professional Practice: TESOL (International) unless given permission by the Course Co-ordinator to undertake 483-830 Professional Practice: TESOL instead. All enrolling students must the School Experience and Professional Practice Unit by the end of the first week of the Semester to discuss placement.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Master of T.E.S.O.L.(Stream 150A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of T.E.S.O.L.(Stream 150B)Coursework
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (TESOL)
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL)

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