Cultural Variations in Language Learning

Course code EDUC6023
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

Many of the cultural expectations that are implicit to language learning are carried subconsciously by native speakers but are often invisible to second language learners. Such aspects as pragmatics, language use, and appropriate role behaviour are often culture-specific and are likely to override semantic considerations for language learners.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify the cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages;

2. Identify and describe cultural variations in language usage in both first and second languages;

3. Design ways of overcoming cultural variation in pedagogical situations; and

4. Explain and justify cultural standpoints on specific issues of cultural differences.

Content

  1. Cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages;
  2. Case studies of cultural expectations and variations;
  3. Theory explanations of cultural identity; and
  4. Pedagogical methodology for dealing with cultural variations.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

WebLearn GradSchool

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term