Courses & Units

Developing Understandings of English ESH210

Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit 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. An emphasis of study will also be on the teaching of writing, with a close study of text types and grammar. Throughout the unit there is a strong focus on the pedagogical imperatives underpinning the English curriculum – including explicit teaching, assessing student work and catering for diverse learners. You will learn to apply this knowledge by developing a portfolio of lesson plans in reading and writing across both of the assessment pieces in this unit.


Unit name Developing Understandings of English
Unit code ESH210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Damon Thomas

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: 1 hr Lecture, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.Online students: Lectures, weekly activities and discussions.


AT1: Reading Quiz (10%); AT2: Reading Portfolio  (40%);

AT3: Writing Quiz (10%); AT4: Writing Portfolio  (40%)

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Derewianka, B., & Jones, P. (2016). Teaching language in context (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.

Fellowes, J., & Oakley, G. (2014). Language, literacy and early childhood education (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.


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