Introductory English Language Analysis for Teachers

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for LANGTCHG 202.


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.


Coursework only

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022




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.


LANGTCHG 202: 15 points


30 points passed or approval of Academic Head or nominee.