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124015 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2017W)

Exploring ‘communicative competence’ in ELT

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

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 12.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 19.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 09.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 16.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 23.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 30.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 07.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 14.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 11.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 18.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 25.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

‘Communicative competence’ is generally the term denoting the declared aim of foreign language learning. Derived from the notion of ‘linguistic competence’ in theoretical and descriptive linguistics, the term is of very frequent occurrence in applied linguistics and language education. 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? Given the current global role of English as a means of international communication, are all these users competent in the same way or to the same degree? Does it make sense to think of different kinds of competence such as ‘linguistic competence’, ‘sociolinguistic competence’, ‘discourse competence’, ‘intercultural competence’ and so on? If so, how are these different concepts related?
The aim of this course is to give critical consideration to these questions. We will explore how the term 'communicative competence' and its variants have been operationalized in key areas of ELT pedagogy such as curricula, textbooks, reference works, teaching methodology, tests and policy documents, especially the all-pervasive Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and European Language Portfolios. Based on close examination of selected examples of texts and practices in these areas, we will critically investigate the validity of the concept in the description of contemporary English and in the way it is taught and assessed.
This course combines mini-lectures, on- & offline assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and individual research work leading to a small-group presentation and a written project report. BEd students who decide to write their bachelor paper in this course will produce a research paper based on their project.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Student assessment is based on assignments (on- & offline) & class participation, and on project work (presentation and report or research paper).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and small group presentation
(B) project report or research paper
The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
(b) submitting all assignments (on time)
(c) active engagement in project work and presentation
(d) handing in the project report or research paper (on time)
(d) attaining pass levels on both A and B (see above)

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Information on required readings will be provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4692

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42