LN621.306 Introduction to Sociolinguistics



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This subject examines cross-cultural training issues and different approaches to training that empower community representatives to work as equal partners in language development work. By the end of the subject students should have an understanding of the different ways people learn and how learning can be facilitated in other cultural contexts. Students will develop practical skills in conducting a needs assessment, planning a training program, lesson planning, assessment and program evaluation. They will be introduced to basic principles of teamwork, leadership and mentoring in intercultural contexts. An emphasis is placed on developing a collaborative approach that establishes local ownership and management of projects.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching methods/strategies used in this unit include:
- teaching sessions which include lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, case studies, videos - consultations on assessment tasks - weekly reading relevant to the topics covered and/or Library research - a four-day intensive on Language Program Design and Management

Unit offerings


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 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.