EDEM615-22SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2022 start (Distance)

Learning and Teaching Languages

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 14 November 2022
End Date: Sunday, 12 February 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 27 November 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 22 January 2023


Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of current thinking about instructed language learning and the ability to judiciously plan for, and deliver research-informed language courses for a variety of settings and learners. This course will also include insights into the practical aspects of language teaching, including the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

This is a 30-credit 0.25 EFTS online Level 8 course, running from November – February. This course is suitable for language teachers or those who plan to teach languages, especially those who are teaching English as a second or foreign language or other languages without having a specialist language teaching qualification, or those who qualified long ago or in a very different kind of educational system.

There will be real-time meetings in class on campus and online in Rehua 524 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Tuesday.

Key contents are:
• Critical exploration of contemporary approaches to instructed language acquisition
• Critical reading and evaluation of recent research in language teaching and language pedagogy
• Focus on form verses focus on forms
• Teaching and assessing vocabulary, speaking, listening, writing and reading
• Task-based language learning and integrated skills
• Planning
• Language testing and assessment
• Individual factors affecting language learning
• Language teacher professional development
• Critical examination of teaching materials

Learning Outcomes

  • On a completion of the course students will be able to:
  • Analyse and evaluate research in the field of learning and teaching of languages in order to identify pedagogical, cultural and social issues involved in language learning and/or teaching
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current thinking in instructed learning and teaching of languages
  • Critically evaluate resources used in the learning and teaching of languages
  • Integrate knowledge of a target language with knowledge about learning and teaching languages to effectively plan and evaluate teaching and assessment of that language for a particular educational setting
  • Explain and demonstrate successful language teaching strategies in the context of a specific language teaching curriculum


Subject to approval of the Head of School.


EDEM681 (note this is between 2014-2015 only)

Course Coordinator

Jean Kim


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Informed Lesson Plan 15 Dec 2022 50%
Lesson Evaluation 05 Feb 2023 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,937.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All EDEM615 Occurrences

  • EDEM615-22SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2022 start
  • EDEM615-22SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2022 start (Distance)