Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.
Foundations of English is designed to provoke your curiosity about how language works, ignite your passion for English, and introduce you to the discipline of English as it is articulated in the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language, Literacy, and Literature. This unit explores the ways in which children learn to speak, read, write and communicate in a range of contexts. It has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of reading, including close attention to the teaching of phonemic awareness, phonics, word knowledge, and comprehension of a wide range of texts. You will be involved in analysing children's language use (oral language, reading fluency, writing), and in using specific outcomes from the curriculum to plan explicit teaching experiences for language and literacy learning.
|Unit name||Foundations of English|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
|Discipline||School of Education|
Dr Belinda Hopwood
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2017||23/11/2017||22/12/2017||13/2/2018|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||070105|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.
Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities
AT1: Analysis of Children's Language (50%); AT2: Reading Portfolio (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment
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