2018 Winter School Subject List

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EDGU4000) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1)  Lydia Dutcher - lydia.dutcher@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 15 Jan 2018 
End Date: 09 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 20 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    Successful completion of EDGU2000 and EDGU3000

  2. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    In-depth methodological theory and practice


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.


Data Driven Learning (DDl) (10%), Text Analysis (20%), Feedback on Student Writing (20%), Micro-teaching (50%)


Start Date: 15 Jan 2018     End Date: 09 Feb 2018


Mon 08:30 - 12:00

Tues 08:30 - 12:00

Wed 08:30 - 12:00, 13:00 -14:00 (micro-teaching)

Practicums (Wks 2 - 4):

Mon 13:00 - 15:00

Tues 13:00 - 15:00

Wed 13:00 - 15:00


Lectures: Education Seminar Room 524


Group 1 - Education Seminar Room 435

Group 2 - Education Seminar Room 461


Alexander, O., Argent, S., & Spencer, J. (2008). EAO Essentials: A teacher’s guide to principles and practice (with CD). Reading: Garnet Publishing