Description of Language for TEFL/ELT and Applied Linguistics
Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
25 September 2023
Requisites for this module
MA QX1312 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The module aims to provide students with the linguistic vocabulary and analytical tools necessary for describing the key properties of (English) language effectively and accurately, enabling them to talk about language in the L2 classroom systematically (including the description of learner errors, responding to learner questions about language). It also aims to train students in the foundations of linguistic description that will allow them to deepen their own understanding of the nature of language.
• To provide students with the linguistic vocabulary and analytical tools necessary for describing the key properties of (English) language effectively and accurately
• To train students in the foundations of linguistic description that will allow them to deepen their own understanding of the nature of language.
By the end of the module you should be able to describe some of the main properties of the sounds, word structure, word meaning, sentence structure, and discourse properties of English using appropriate linguistic terminology. You will be able to apply your knowledge to the analysis of new samples of language, including the language produced by language learners.
Self-study online with interactive tasks.
Self-study online with interactive tasks.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Petra Schoofs
University of Birmingham
Dr Troy McConachy
University of Warwick
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Of 1 hours, 1 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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