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Planning and Assessing Languages EMT617


This is the second of two sequential Languages curriculum units. In this unit, you will build upon knowledge gained in the previous unit, design teaching units for Languages learning and consider your role, as teacher, in this process. This will include investigating and devising learning and teaching experiences that are consequently supported by fair, valid and reliable assessment strategies to inform your future teaching and reporting processes. As part of this investigation, you will explore the synergies between Languages learning and culture, the development of intercultural competencies and demonstrate your growing capacity to support and manage a Languages program. You will also be introduced to a range of Languages learning resources, planning templates and strategies to ensure your teaching of Languages is based on current theoretical practices.


Unit name Planning and Assessing Languages
Unit code EMT617
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Mairin Hennebry-Leung
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
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

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the professional role and responsibilities of languages educators in the workplace
  • employ strategies and protocols in applying for a position in the teaching profession.
  • critically engage with selected languages content to design a teaching and learning sequence, in order to communicate concepts and ideas to learners in a structured, cohesive & ethical manner.
  • develop valid assessment strategies in order to appropriately assess the learning and teaching.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070105 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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