Cultural Variations in Language Learning
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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 stand points on specific issues of cultural differences.
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.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term