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120228 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Applied Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar (2019S)

Understanding English as a lingua franca and its pedagogic implications

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 15.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 22.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 29.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 05.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 12.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 03.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 10.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 17.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 24.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 31.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 07.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 14.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 21.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 28.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

As both consequence and driving force of globalization, English is the currently predominant international lingua franca. Since English language professionals need to be aware of this lingua franca function, this seminar will be dedicated to developing a (socio)linguistically informed understanding of the significance of ELF as a naturally adaptive linguistic development and its theoretical and applied linguistic implications, the latter particularly in the areas of language teaching and language policy.
In the first phase of the seminar, we shall engage in a shared reading of the book Understanding English as a Lingua Franca (Seidlhofer 2011), and then home in on research that has been undertaken on ELF-aware pedagogy over recent years. In this process, participants will gradually develop their own research questions focusing on selected key areas of English language teaching such as curricula, textbooks, reference works, teaching methodology, tests and policy documents.

This course combines mini-lectures, on- & offline assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and individual research work leading to an oral presentation and a written project report.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of classroom participation, project proposal (conceptual, bibliographical and methodological), oral presentation and written term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements:
a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
b) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
c) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
d) attaining 60 of the maximum 100 points.

Course evaluation will be based on:
* class participation and assignments, incl. research proposal (max. 25 points)
* oral presentation (max. 15 points)
* seminar paper (max. 60 points)

Final grades & points achieved: ‘1’: 90-100; ‘2’: 80-89; ‘3’: 70-79; ‘4’: 60-69; ‘5’: 0-59

Examination topics

See 'minimum requirements'.

Reading list

Seidlhofer, Barbara (2011). Understanding Engish as a Lingua Franca. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (also available at the Anglistik library and Lehrbuchsammlung).

Further readings will be provided in class and on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA812 (2); UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 4; MA 5; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0400

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27