Courses & Units

Advanced English Studies in Secondary and Senior Secondary School EMT610

Minimum enrolment number of 12 apply 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.


This unit is designed to help you further develop your knowledge and skills for the teaching of English. With a focus on secondary and senior secondary curriculum, this unit covers an examination of curriculum goals and content, text selection, program sequencing, and teaching strategies. You will develop knowledge of the sophisticated nature of senior secondary English studies and knowledge of the pedagogical practices needed for the implementation of major aspects of English content in your classroom. Special emphasis is placed on the pedagogical content knowledge teachers require for effective planning and teaching subject English. This unit is both theoretical and practical in nature.


Unit name Advanced English Studies in Secondary and Senior Secondary School
Unit code EMT610
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Belinda Hopwood
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of best practice in teaching English.
  • Critique resources and strategies appropriate to teaching secondary English.
  • Create a selection of resources and strategies appropriate for classroom use.
  • Apply sophisticated knowledge of curriculum content and classroom teaching.
  • Identify factors that influence student development in English.
  • Communicate using appropriate academic and information literacy skills.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.





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