Language Discourse and Society

Module code 05639

Value: 20 credits

The learning of a foreign language wil be considered from a number of angles: general theories of learning, learner variables, the nature of interlanguage, classroom input and interaction, 'focused' communicative tasks, and strategies for language-processing and learning. The theory will be related to practical issues through consideration of issues of course and materials design for learner autonomy and task-based learning.

This module will help you to:

  • introduce and discuss the basic terminology of second language acquisition theory
  • examine a wide range of data from case-studies, language classrooms, and experimental studies to lead students toward making inductions
  • examine the relevance of major language learning theories for teaching
  • encourage you to critically evaluate your own learning and teaching experiences in the light of theoretical perspectives.

 

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