2018 Winter School Subject List

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EDGU4000 ) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Education and Social Work
Department: Education and Social Work
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1) Ms Marcella Robertson - marcella.robertson@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 14 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites: - 

    EDGU2000 and EDGU3000


This Unit provides students with the theory and practice of teaching academic English, using an interactive, workshop-based approach.

Throughout the course students will develop an understanding of the EAP context, build on existing TESOL knowledge and skills to inform the development of EAP specific skills, apply methodologies that facilitate the effective teaching of writing, reading, listening and speaking skills for an academic context, employ technology-enhanced teaching techniques appropriate to the academic context, and engage in reflective and critical practice in order to develop professionally.

The unit is delivered in conjunction with the Centre for English Teaching (CET) and involves workshops run by CET’s experienced English language teachers, lesson observations and teaching practicum with international students studying at the centre.

Taken in in addition to Teaching English Internationally 1&2 (EDGU2000 and EDGU3000), this unit provides students with the background to teach English both in Australia and internationally in a range of English as a Second Language contexts.


Micro-teaching (35%), Language Analysis (10%), Contributions to online discussion (5%), Lesson Observation Report (25%), Portfolio of Activities (25%)


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 14 Jul 2017

Contact Hours: 20 hours plus 1 hour micro-teaching

Lectures: Mon - Fri (9:00 - 13:00)


Education Seminar Room 524


Harmer, J. (2015). The Practice of English Language Teaching (with DVD) 5th Edition. Essex: Pearson Longman