Universität Wien FIND

120229 SE Linguistics Seminar / MA applied linguistics & TEFL (2017S)

Concepts of Competence

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Title: Concepts of Competence

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Please note: the semester schedule for this course includes a seminar conference to be held with Prof. Ritt's seminar, on Friday June 2nd (14.00-20.00) & Saturday JUne 3rd (9.00-14.00). In exchange for time spent at the seminar conference a number of regular seminar sessions, particularly in June, will not be held.
Important: ONLY register for this course if you can make those dates since attendance during the entire seminar conference is mandatory for course completion.

Freitag 10.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 17.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 24.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 31.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 07.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 28.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 05.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 12.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 19.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 26.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 02.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 09.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 16.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 23.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 30.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The term 'competence' is of very frequent occurrence in the literature about linguistics, applied linguistics and language education. It is used in defining what is seen as the scope of theoretical linguistics. It is used by researchers into second language acquisition in specifying the end point of interlanguage and the ultimate objective for learners to attain, and by language testers as the benchmark against which degrees of attainment are measured. But what exactly is meant by the term? Does it mean the knowledge users have of the rules of the language, or the ability to make communicative use of these rules, or both? And who are these users? Are they necessarily native speakers and, if so, are they all competent in the same way or to the same degree? Is it, as has been argued, that there are different kinds of competence ‘linguistic competence’, ‘communicative competence’, ‘sociolinguistic competence’, ‘discourse competence’, and so on? If so, how are these different concepts related?
The aim of this seminar is to give critical consideration to these questions, to examine how this term 'competence' and its variants have been used, and the validity of the concepts they label in the description of English and in the way it is taught and assessed.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students are assessed on the basis of assignments, participation, project proposal, presentation (at the seminar conference) and written seminar paper. Project proposal, presentation and seminar paper are based on the small-scale research project each student will select and work on during the semester.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Course evaluation is based on:
*) class participation, reading and assignments (max. 15 points)
*) project proposal (max. 10 points)
*) oral presentation with discussion (max. 20 points)
*) seminar paper (max. 55 points)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences) and full attendance of seminar conference
(b) handing in project proposal (on time)
(c) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
(d) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
(e) attaining 60 of the maximum of 100 points.
The pass rate is > 60%.

Prüfungsstoff

see above

Literatur

will be provided in class and on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA812 (1); MA812 (2); UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 05; MA 4; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0146

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50