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122234 AR Linguistics Course (interactive) (2014S)

ELF + ELT

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Title of the course:
On the subject of English: The implications of ELF

NB: Since this counts as a one-hour course, sessions will take place in 2-hour units only during the earlier pat of the term, namely:
March 19th, 26th; April 2nd, 23rd, 30th, and May 7th, 14th.

The course will be conducted jointly by Prof. Seidlhofer and Prof. Widdowson.

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 26.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 02.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

English has become a global lingua franca, a means of international communication, and as such has taken on forms and functions other than those associated with native-speaker contexts of use. How far have these changes in the role and status of the language affected the way English is taught and learned as a subject? This course gives critical consideration to this question and explores and relates two main themes. One is sociolinguistic and concerns the nature of English as a lingua franca (ELF) as an adaptive process of linguistic variation and how it raises historical, social and political issues about the ownership of the language, linguistic imperialism and cultural identity. The other theme is pedagogic and has to do with the various approaches to English language teaching that have been proposed and the assumptions on which they are based, and considers how far an understanding of ELF challenges these assumptions and suggests alternative ways of thinking of English as a subject.
The unprecedented spread of English as both cause and consequence of globalisation indicates that teaching English nowadays is bound to be something rather different from teaching any other foreign languages, and this is a matter that future teachers of English should be given the opportunity to reflect upon.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment will be based on active participation in class discussion, oral presentations (in groups) and a final essay.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The objective of this course is to develop in students an informed understanding of the nature of English as a lingua franca and to give critical consideration to its possible implications for how English is conventionally taught, learned and tested, and to develop ideas as to how these conventions need to be challenged.

Prüfungsstoff

The course will be designed to focus on participants' own short presentations and class discussion, based on a critical reading of relevant texts.

Literatur

A list of readings will be made available to registered participants.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-223;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0355

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50