LN521.312 Introduction to Language Learning and Linguistics



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This subject introduces students to sociolinguistic factors which influence the planning, implementation and evaluation of a language development program. Major topics covered include:

By the end of the subject, students should have an understanding of sociolinguistic factors which affect language use at both individual and group level. They will be able to discuss language use in multilingual speech communities, with special emphasis on the situation of minority groups, and recognise factors contributing to language maintenance, spread, shift and death and their implications for language development programs. They should also have developed a basic ability to interpret and evaluate survey reports from other researchers.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures; tutorials; and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP, and multi-media presentation. Students also learn by class discussions, personal study, case studies and survey reports, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.

Unit offerings

SILA: Semester 1, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 1, 2025; Semester 1, 2026, and Semester 1, 2027 (Every Year, Semester 1)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.