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Postgraduate Course: Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching (LASC11101)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLanguage Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website Please use Learn Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course covers recent work in which social, political, social-psychological and discourse-based analyses of language situations across the globe have been applied to the understanding of the teaching and learning of English and other languages. A range of competing approaches are explored, and students are encouraged to consider how each of them might relate to the particular problems that interest them and that might form the topic of their eventual dissertation. In the last part of the course they will focus on one particular approach for more in-depth research.
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, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 173 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students will be able to explain and evaluate the ways in which ideas from the social, political and social-psychological analysis of language and discourse are currently being applied in the context of language teaching and learning, including issues of language maintenance and policy, the relationship of global languages to local ones, and the range of issues that arise within the various paradigms that frame current applied linguistic work. All students will have a good overview of the various approaches that dominate the current literature, plus an in-depth understanding of one of these approaches, which will be the subject of their Literature Review Essay.
Assessment Information
The assessment will be in the form of a Literature Review Essay (length 4000 words), weighted 100%. This Essay will relate to one of the approaches covered on the course, chosen by the student and, where applicable, linked to their planned dissertation.

Word limits: 4000 with 10% leeway
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus All readings are available on-line through the university library, and are to be done in advance of the session for which they are indicated.

20 Jan. Introduction; organisational and methodological issues.
How to prepare: an initial analysis of next week┐s readings.

27 Jan. Classroom discourse. Menard-Warwick, Julia (2008), ┐┐Because She Made Beds. Every Day┐. Social Positioning, Classroom Discourse, and Language Learning┐, Applied Linguistics 29/2: 267┐89.
Vaish, Viniti (2008), ┐Interactional Patterns in Singapore┐s English Classrooms┐, Linguistics and Education 19/4: 366┐77.

3 Feb. No meeting.

10 Feb. ELF/EFL. Jenkins, Jennifer (2006), ┐Current Perspectives on Teaching World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca┐, TESOL Quarterly 40/1: 157┐81.
Saraceni, Mario (2008), ┐English as a Lingua Franca: Between Form and Function┐, English Today 24/2: 20┐6.

17 Feb. Identity. Blackledge, Adrian, Angela Creese & al. (2008), ┐Contesting ┐Language┐ as ┐Heritage┐: Negotiation of Identities in Late Modernity┐, Applied Linguistics 29/4: 533┐54.
Farrell, Thomas S. C. & Serena Tan Kiat Kun (2008), ┐Language Policy, Language Teachers┐ Beliefs, and Classroom Practices┐, Applied Linguistics 29/3: 381┐403.

24 Feb: No meeting: Innovative Teaching Week.

2 Mar. Workshop on World Englishes with Dr David Deterding (Universiti Brunei): Readings TBA.

WEEKS 8┐12: PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS BY STUDENTS
9 ┐ 16 ┐ 23 ┐ 30 March ┐ 6 April
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserProf John Joseph
Tel: (0131 6)50 3497
Email: John.Joseph@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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