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122222 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2014S)

English in tertiary education in the 21st century: policies, beliefs, practices

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 18.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 25.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 01.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 29.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 13.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 30.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Saturday 31.05. 09:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 03.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Bologna Process, i.e. the process of internationalising tertiary education, has not only led to the three-level architecture of study programmes into bachelor/master/doctorate, but has also spurred an ever increasing relevance of English at mainland European universities. Besides teaching programmes focussing on EAP (English for academic purposes), English is increasingly used as medium of instruction, either on its own or in combination with other, usually national languages. Such developing language practices are intricately linked to stakeholder beliefs regarding English in academia as well as explicit or implicit institutional policies.
This course will focus on selected aspects of how English functions in tertiary institutions. Particular emphasis will be placed on using English as medium of instruction and the implications this can have on the teaching and learning processes. Based on up-to-date research into language policy and ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education), participants will become familiar with the complexity of this applied linguistic concern and, by undertaking small-scale empirical research projects, they will be able to critically compare language practices, beliefs and policy issues.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participants will be assessed on the basis of their oral presentations, active participation in (online) discussions and written research papers. All presentations will take place during a seminar conference on My 30 (afternoon) and May 31 (all day). Full participation in the conference is mandatory, so please bear this in mind when registering for the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants will become familiar with selected research areas that pertain to English and its functions and use in tertiary education, such as language policy, classroom discourse and language beliefs. Additionally, the students will undertake small-scale empirical investigations, thus practising applied linguistic research methods.

Examination topics

The first sessions will be used to introduce the participants to (a) language policy and ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) and (b) various relevant data collection and analysis procedures. This will be followed by a research phase reserved for individual project work. During a seminar conference (on May 30+31) participants will report on the progress of their projects and attempt to make their findings relevant to one another. The final part of the seminar will be dedicated to the production of written research papers, to be handed in by the end of June.

Reading list

To be announced

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-2222

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