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Postgraduate Course: Language Awareness for Second Language Teachers (EDUA11283)

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 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe main aims of this course are to develop students┐ awareness of aspects of language that are most relevant to second language instruction, and to enable students to critically evaluate the presentation and coverage of language in pedagogical descriptions, textbooks, and forms of language assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Lecture
Fridays
10.00am-11.00am
Charteris 2.3

Workshop
Thursdays
12 noon-2.00pm
Group 1: Charteris 2.3
Group 2: tbc
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply an up-to-date knowledge of findings from research on language description which are relevant to second language instruction;
2. Use a meta-language of linguistic terms to describe language with precision;
3. Analyse and evaluate the interaction between micro and macro aspects of language;
4. Critically appraise the degree to which pedagogical descriptions, textbooks, and forms of language assessment, cover a full range of language elements.
5. Evaluate the linguistic needs of learners in different language learning contexts.
Assessment Information
4,000 word assignment
(a) Students will be given a choice of textbook units (these will cover a variety of possible learning contexts so that students can choose one relevant to their own future teaching context). They will choose one unit and provide a detailed critical analysis of its coverage of three of the areas of language focused on during the course.
(b) In consultation with their tutor, students will suggest and design three substantial changes to their chosen textbook unit. They will be expected to provide a detailed explanation and rationale for these changes. Students will be expected to relate their recommendations to a critical reading of theory and research on language.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list English Language: Description, Variation and Context.
Edited by Jonathan Culpeper, Francis Katamba, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak and Tony McEnery Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsSecond language
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kenneth Fordyce
Tel: (0131 6)51 6411
Email: Kenneth.Fordyce@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
Email: Moira.G.Ross@ed.ac.uk
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