Undergraduate Course: Modern Language (EDUA10035)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This course will equip participants with a confident command of the sound system of the modern foreign language studied and the implications for classroom delivery. It will also equip participants with a confident command of the alphabet and numbers; the core vocabulary and structures in the areas of personal language, descriptive language and affective language; a knowledge of tenses and syntax in the modern language studied and the implications for classroom delivery. This course will also seek to give participants an understanding of the principles of mother-tongue language acquistion of and how these can be applied to the learning of a foreign language. The course is both theoretical and practical and the learning and teaching approaches used will mirror those used by primary classroom teachers in their teaching of Modern European Foreign Languages in the primary school. These approaches will seek to demonstrate effective classroom organization and ethos- whole class lessons, whole class in groups, individual programmes, new technologies, the role of activating prior knowledge, group interaction and discussion, meaningful contexts and the promotion of learners' knowledge and awareness of their own thinking and key principles in the effective teaching of language.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
Information for Visiting Students
|Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course students should be able to:
! Demonstrate a knowledge of the main theories of language acquisition and language learning;
! Give a critical evaluation of the main theories of foreign language learning and teaching;
! Demonstrate a critical understanding of how to translate theories of language learning and teaching into practice;
! Introduce new topics of study in the target language;
! Organise a variety of activities and classroom tasks, including games, songs, story telling, revision and reinforcement using the target language;
! Demonstrate a knowledge of simple language systems;
! Demonstrate the ability to plan for progression in the foreign language, taking into account differentiation and assessment criteria;
! Analyse and critically evaluate their own practice with reference to theories of language acquisition and language learning.
|One written assignment - 4000 word equivalent.
|Mr Michael Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6422
|Mrs Lyndsey Black
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