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LING71-101: Approaches to Language Teaching


This subject introduces the principles of teaching languages in diverse contexts. It focuses on the current language teaching methodologies and challenges using different platforms for teaching delivery. Students evaluate the suitability of language teaching methods in diverse educational contexts, considering learner factors such as culture, educational background or learning purposes. The subject is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or are interested in language teaching and learning.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering - Standard]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - On campus]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • September 2022 [Non-Stnadard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Intensive]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - On campus]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,340
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,430

Learning outcomes

1. Develop a body of knowledge about the principles of language teaching methodology which includes the understanding of principal theories and recent developments in the field;
2. Develop the knowledge of research principles and research methods applicable to the study of teaching languages in diverse educational contexts;
3. Develop cognitive skills to demonstrate the understanding of language teaching methodology and to reflect critically on its theoretical principles; to analyse and synthesise complex concepts related to language teaching approaches and methods and to apply them creatively to a variety of theoretical paradigms and professional teaching contexts;
4. Develop skills enabling learners to initiate independent research in and further learning about approaches and methods in teaching languages in diverse contexts;
5. Develop skills enabling the learners to communicate abstract concepts associated with language teaching principles and their practical applications in diverse professional and non-professional settings.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering - OnlineStandard Offering - Standard
Enrolment opens21/03/202123/03/2021
Semester start17/05/202117/05/2021
Subject start17/05/202117/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/202131/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/202107/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/202130/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/202112/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/202103/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/202111/06/2021