This unit introduces students to current Australian and international techniques for teaching English to Australian school students from non-English-speaking backgrounds. It examines principles and methods that are helpful in designing activities, especially literacy experiences, while taking into account the needs of Indigenous learners, students with diverse abilities and additional needs as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Given that ELA201 is a 200-level unit, it aims to develop the theory of ELA teaching and promote analytical and critical thinking skills. Students are expected to engage with the unit material by analysing the interrelationship between models, tools and contexts and applying this understanding in challenging situations.
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