Universität Wien FIND

124091 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2019S)

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Language Education

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 14.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 21.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 28.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 04.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 11.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 02.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 09.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 16.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 23.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 06.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 13.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 21.06. 14:00 - 20:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 27.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Everyone, not only language teachers, has a view on grammar and it is rarely neutral. 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 grammar empowers us to pattern words in order to talk about past and future events, express our relationships with others, convey different viewpoints and construct coherent and complete texts, no matter whether spoken or written. 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 a written project report. BEd students who decide to write their bachelor paper will produce a research paper based on a SFL textual analysis.

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;
• conduct a functional analysis of first and/or second language discourse
• develop teaching ideas based on systemic functional text analysis

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and presentation (50% of final grade)
(B) project report or research paper (50% of final grade)

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

Continuous assessment

Reading list

Information on the required readings will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27