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Undergraduate Course: Modern Language (EDUA10035)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesQualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  27
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.

Assessment Information
One written assignment - 4000 word equivalent.
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Course organiserMr Michael Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6422
Course secretaryMrs Lyndsey Black
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