Cultural Variations in Language Learning

Course code EDUC6023Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents 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.
Content1.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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Case Studies2 Case Studies (40% & 30%)
* Design ways of overcoming cultural variation in pedagogical situations
* Explain and justify cultural stand points on specific issues of cultural differences
* Cultural elements in language form in both first and second languages
Essays / Written AssignmentsIdentify and describe cultural variations in language usage in both first and second languages.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6023