This course explores language from a wide range of perspectives. It is designed to develop understanding of key concepts and issues related to applied linguistics and English language education globally, while also engaging students in real'world problems where language is a central issue.
Core modules: Second language acquisition; sociolinguistics and sociocultural theory. options: assessment: issues and practice; contemporary issues in English education; discourse society and culture; early childhood education; education and development in Asia; education and international development: concepts, theories and issues; English in diverse world contexts; fundamentals of second and foreign language teaching; internet cultures: theory and practice; language and identity; language teacher identity and development; literacy development; materials development for language teaching; perspectives on adult literacy, language and numeracy; technology and education beyond the classroom; the multilingual classroom; theoretical foundations of educational ideas; understanding specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) module i; what is education.
Course Additional Entry
Normally a minimum of a 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
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