EDLA315 (PrEx 20)*

EDLA315 Teaching in a Bilingual Context

This 20-day placement applies specifically to teacher education students electing to complete a 20-day primary teaching specialisation professional experience, in a language that is other than English. Students should consult the Course and Units Catalogue for more information.


Specific Requirements

This is an elective 20-day block placement in a primary school setting where the teacher education student will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Planning for teaching this subject should align with the NSW Languages K-10 Framework.

Teacher education students will undertake this placement individually as outlined in the Specific Requirements. Approval for this professional experience can only occur after initial consultation with the Office for Professional Learning as the type of school setting will determine the outcomes for the placement.

EDLA315 Specific Requirements


Placements that can be accepted

    Teacher education students will select from the following for placement approval:

    • A primary school where the subject of Language other than English (LOTE), is part of the school’s curriculum.
    • A primary school where the subject of Language other than English (LOTE), is not part of the school’s curriculum and through negotiation with the supervising teacher, will introduce the language to the class/classes by way of a pre-planned unit of work.
    • A primary school where the subject of Language other than English (LOTE) is part of the school’s language immersion or bilingual program.

Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Any setting that is not a primary school.