Cultural Variations in Language Learning

Course code EDUC6023
Available in 2015
2015 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

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

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: Essay/Written Assignment

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Contact Hours

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