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MEd TESOL Course: Language Analysis

Introducing students to a range of knowledge and skills required by a TESOL practitioner, specifically with regard to descriptions of language and language analysis

Description

This module is designed to assist students in understanding, and in developing the associated skills related to, the key theories of language required within the field of Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  It will serve as a core module for the MEd in TESOL, and is designed for any student interested in studying for a postgraduate teaching qualification, whether it be a Certificate, Diploma or Masters, in TESOL. 

The module will introduce students to a range of knowledge and skills required by a TESOL practitioner, specifically with regard to descriptions of language and language analysis.  The module will cover the teaching of language systems (discourse and syntax, morphology, lexis and phonology, grammatic and language frameworks as well as semantics). 

Students will develop an awareness of the English language with a focus on phonology and grammar through an introduction to theories of language analysis and description, and their relevance to the teacher’s role in second language teaching.  Students will also study the varieties of grammar (prescriptive, descriptive, reference, pedagogic and theoretical) as well as develop an ability to analyse and explain pronunciation, lexis, syntax and discourse in context.

The ESOL team at UWS have studied and taught across the globe. In teaching, our ESOL leaders bring both their knowledge and practical experience to the classroom to create an unrivalled learning experience.  Our ESOL team are also involved in academic research and regularly attend global conferences to ensure all of our ESOL delegates are confident in teaching and shaping students who are fit for the ever-evolving, modern world.

This is a SCQF Level 11 module, and upon successful completion of the module, students will be awarded 20 credits. 

 

Delivery 

This module will take place at our Paisley campus on a Wednesday from 9am to 12pm.

Further information including details on room locations will be provided to students prior to course commencement.

 

Funding 

This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including eligibility criteria, are available under Funding Support

If you have any questions, please contact us at cpd@uws.ac.uk.

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