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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 12/01/2015
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
Feedback Not entered
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.
Reading List
English Language: Description, Variation and Context.
Edited by Jonathan Culpeper, Francis Katamba, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak and Tony McEnery Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecture
Fridays
10.00am-10.50am
Paterson's Land G43

Workshop
Thursdays
12.10pm-2.00pm
Group 1: Paterson's Land 1.19
Group 2: Paterson's Land G21

Thursdays
3.10pm-5.00pm
Group 3: Charteris Land 5.15
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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