Unit Code: LA144A

Unit Title: Language, Literacy and Communication

In this unit, student teachers will be encouraged to explore and integrate theory and practice as an introduction to theories of language acquisition and language development for young children.  They will have the opportunity to understand multiple literacies and language modes as well as the child as bi-lingual or multi-lingual communicator in a range of socio-cultural contexts.  Student teachers will also be equipped to develop a range of effective language skills in young children through storytelling, poetry, rhymes, finger plays, literature and emergent literacy.