Teaching English (English Specialisation)

EDU30067 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


EDU30015 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E
EDU20001 Developing Literacy
237.5 cp in:
BA-EDUPRI/BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS Bachelor of  Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarizes pre-service teachers with English in the Primary Classroom. Students will consider the planning, teaching and assessing all aspects that comprise the relevant National and/or State or Territory English Curriculum – reading, writing, speaking and listening (including phonemic awareness) – and relate this to the relevant National and International standards for English. The concept of multiple literacies will also be embedded into all aspects of this unit, highlighting its presence in 21st Century learning. In addition, this unit offers a “Primary Specialization” stream enabling students to develop additional depth of understanding in terms; expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1.  Plan and evaluate English lessons and units using the structure and content of the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum including multi-literacies
2.  Examine the development of English concepts throughout the primary years of schooling and relate it to the content of the National and/or State or Territory Curriculum
3.  Investigate and plan pedagogical approaches to Literacy in the primary years for diverse learners
4.  Develop appropriate and inclusive methods and structures for the planning and assessment of English
5. Compare and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of various forms of assessment and reporting in English 
6. Develop strong links between relevant contemporary the English curriculum literature, the English curriculum pedagogical literature and their teaching practice