Faculty of Arts


LANGTCHG 202

Introductory English Language Analysis for Teachers


Description

This course provides an overview/description of the English language. We will focus on three main sections:

  1. The grammar of the language
  2. The sounds that make up the language
  3. The lexicon or vocabulary of the language

The course aims to help students understand the patterns in each of these aspects of the language and how they function as a system. It is designed primarily for (intending) language teachers; course content will therefore focus on the type of knowledge that is useful for language teachers/learners and on the types of difficulties that the English language presents for learners.

It is anticipated that this knowledge will help teachers to teach and explain aspects of the English language to their students of English as an additional language.

The lectures present content and a weekly tutorial (Weeks 2 to 11) gives students the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the analysis of features of the language. The work covered in lectures and tutorials prepares students for the type of knowledge and skills that they are required to demonstrate in course assessments.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2019

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Martin East

Reading/Texts

Ballard, K. (2001). The Frameworks of English. (3rd ed.) UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Reading

Kennedy, G. 2003. Structure and meaning in English: A guide for teachers.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

LANGTCHG 202: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points passed or approval of Academic Head or nominee


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