Cultural Variations in Language Learning
|Course code EDUC6023||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty 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 2014
|Objectives||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.
|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.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6023|