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EKP61 Language Society and Education

Module code: EKP61

ECTS Credit Points:

Module Type: Optional

1st or 2nd


Module general description:

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to,
- View language analysis from different perspectives: structuralist and generative linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnography and critical discourse analysis.
- Understand the nature of oral and written language and how they differ to each other and be able to view the notion of "text" from a modern and wider perspective.
- Know the social, cultural and political processes that govern language use by native and non-native speakers.
- Gain an understanding of the theoretical ideas and educational applications of the notion of "literacy", drawing particularly on multilingual and multicultural environments.
- Apply all acquired knowledge to language teaching and learning.
- Carry out theoretical and/or empirical research in issues regarding language and its relation to society and education, by combining theory with practice.
- Critically evaluate ideas and practices regarding language and its relation to society and education.
- Apply advanced skills in academic writing and qualitative research methods.

Subjects covered:
A modern approach to the use of oral and written language within the contexts of educational practice and policy

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available

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