Courses & Units

Foundations of English EMT511

Hobart

Note:

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.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of English
Unit code EMT511
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Teaching staff

Dr Belinda Hopwood

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
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.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities

Assessment

AT1: Analysis of Children's Language, AT2: Reading Portfolio (50%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment

Textbooks

Required

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