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MEd TESOL Course: Applied Linguistics

During this course, students will develop an understanding of communication, discourse and text as interrelated aspects of language in use, in various social contexts, and in terms of various types of discourse and text.

Description

This module provides students with an understanding of the concept of Applied Linguistics and some major disciplines within this field, namely, Communication, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, Text Linguistics, Language Variation, Multilingualism, Language Contact, and Language Policy. 

During this CPD course, students will develop an understanding of communication, discourse and text as interrelated aspects of language in use, in various social contexts, and in terms of various types of discourse and text. 

Students will also develop an understanding of language variation and language change, in various social contexts, at various levels of language structure, and in terms various types of variation.  In addition, students will gain an understanding of multilingualism and language contact, in the context of language distributions, in various social domains, and at various levels of language structure.  Principles and practices of language policy, in terms of different policy areas and at various levels of policy making will also be explored in detail. 

Upon completion of this module, students will: 

  • Have a developed understanding of the concept of Applied Linguistics and some major disciplines within this field, namely, Communication, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, Text Linguistics, Language Variation, Multilingualism, Language Contact, and Language Policy. 
  • Have the ability to apply their understanding of these disciplines to the practice of language teaching, especially with a view to linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness. 
  • Be able to critically evaluate theories and concepts and understand how they relate to empirical data. 
  • Understand how to search for relevant sources, critically analyse and interpret these materials, and to develop evidence-based and balanced conclusions based on prior analysis. 
  • Communicate effectively, in academic and in intercultural contexts. 

 

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 Tuesday 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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