Analysis of a unit of work (unit 6)

Assignment Requirements

Assignment 2 (3000 words) – Analysis of a unit of work (unit 6).

This assignment requires you to analyse and use an existing a whole unit of work (attached under: Ass2_Unit6)


Part 1: Analysis of a unit of work (unit 6) (1000-1500)


Part 1 requires you to critically evaluate a unit of work given in terms of:


  • the range of approaches and methodologies to language learning and teaching this unit of work encompasses.

Discuss whether there is a focus on a particular approach, eg, are the students asked to memorise / rote learn/ repeat (audio-lingual); are students required to complete a task (task based learning) or an information-gap type activity (communicative language learning); is there a focus on a specific genre? 300 – 400


  • the clarity of the objectives and target language/ exponents being taught 200-300
  • the selection and sequencing of the activities 200 – 300
  • to what extent language exponents and skills are integrated in the activities 200 -300
  • the learner group, their needs and their language level for which the unit of work would be most appropriate 100

Describe the learner group this unit is designed for: ESL students, students of English as an international language etc; what language level the unit assumes and; the students language learning needs.



Part 2: Extension, addition, omission and substitution (unit 6) (1500 – 2000)


This section of the assignment requires you to focus on the unit of work:

  • Comment on any extensions, additions, omissions or substitutions you would make if you were teaching this unit to the learner group you identified in Part 1, above. 500
  • Give reasons for your decisions. 500
  • Describe how you will assess student learning. 300
  • Describe how you will evaluate the success of the unit of work. 200
  • Identify any problems you anticipate in carrying out the unit of work and suggest how you would go about overcoming these. 300
  • For added or substituted activities, list the resources you will need for these, and reference the materials you have used or drawn on. 200


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