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124090 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2020W)

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Language Education

5.00 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 serve).

Details

max. 19 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

HYBRID = mix of online and on-site sessions.
On-site sessions on the following dates:
9.10., 16.10., 20.11. 8.1., 15.1. 22.1. 29.1.
All other sessions will be online.

Friday 09.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 16.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 23.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 30.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 06.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 13.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 20.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 27.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 04.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 11.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 18.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 08.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 15.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 22.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 29.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

HYBRID = mix of online and on-site sessions.
On-site sessions on the following dates:
9.10., 16.10., 20.11. 8.1., 15.1. 22.1. 29.1.
All other sessions will be online.

By placing grammar in a broader framework of language and meaning making, this course wants to debunk the myth of grammar as something that is on the wrong side of meaningful communication. We will study the basics of Systemic Functional Linguistics in order to gain a deeper understanding of how lexico-grammar empowers us to create meaningful and coherent texts, to talk about events, express our relationships with others, and convey different viewpoints. After familiarizing ourselves with the foundations of a functional view of language (genre, register, metafunctions of language) we will study different sub-systems of grammar and the choices they afford for expressing our experience of the world. This course will also explore the potential of a functional approach to language structure for the teaching of English and for language education in general.
This course combines mini-lectures, on- & offline assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and individual research work leading to a presentation and final written paper (either term paper or BA-thesis).

We recommend that you do this course only after completing at least ELT Foundations 1 and Language in Use 1.

Course objectives:
By the end of this course participants will be able to
• explain how cultural and situational contexts affect language choice and use;
• identify the grammatical resources used to express and connect ideas, interact with others, and create coherent texts;
• develop teaching ideas based on systemic functional text analysis

This course combines mini-lectures, on- & offline assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and individual research work leading to a presentation and final written paper (either term paper or BA-thesis).

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and presentation (cut off point 60%)
(B) project report or research paper (cut-off point 60%)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 missed sessions)
(b) preparing weekly exercises and 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)

Examination topics

on- & offline assignments
individual research
presentation
final written paper (either term paper or BA-thesis).

Reading list

Eggins, S. 2004. An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics. London: Continuum. available online.
Please check your e-mail account well ahead of the first meeting.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09