EDUC5404 Educational Linguistics
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is an introduction to linguistics and applied linguistics, with an emphasis on applications to educational contexts, and is designed primarily for language teachers [Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Languages Other Than English (LOTE)]. Students learn the fundamental principles of phonology, grammar, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics as a prerequisite to applying them in their field of language learning. The unit is also recommended for teachers of any subject who have a strong interest in language and a desire to understand the use of language in the classroom.
- Students are able to (1) explain aspects of the structure of English, including its phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics; (2) define and teach grammatical terms that appear in the language area of the national curriculum; (3) discuss the relationship between language and social phenomena (e.g. gender, class, ethnicity); (4) solve problems pertaining to linguistic and grammatical analysis; and (5) use a range of technological tools to meet the needs of students of English.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) language meaning: two linguistic problems with a discussion of their relevance to a teaching situation; (2) language form: a collection of small weekly assignments; and (3) tutorial preps. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the language meaning: two linguistic problems with a discussion of their relevance to a teaching situation, language form: a collection of small weekly assignments, and tutorial preps components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Jelena Rakovic
- Contact hours
- 30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.