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124091 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2021W)

Critically Exploring Computer-Mediated Communication

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
Mo 04.10. 14:15-15:45 Digital


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


max. 18 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 18.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 25.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 08.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 15.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 22.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 29.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 06.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 13.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 10.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 17.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 24.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Monday 31.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is concerned with the discourse-analytic study of social media, such as social-network sites, blogs, microblogs and forums. Since language represents the most important form of online interaction, and online contexts, in turn, are exerting a key influence on how we talk, learn languages and think about language, critically engaging with online communicative practices is crucially important for language learners and aspiring language teachers. This course will familiarize students with key theoretical concepts from literature on social media discourse and identity and introduce them to pragmatic approaches to studying the language used in online contexts. On this basis, students will study linguistic data to address specific research areas in more depth in the form of either a VK project or a BEd thesis project.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) Class participation, assignments and presentations (cut off point 60%)
(B) Bachelor paper or final assignment (cut off point 60%)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 missed sessions)
(b) handing in assignments on time
(c) active engagement in project work and presentation
(d) handing in the bachelor paper or final assignment (on time)
(e) refraining from plagiarism in all tasks
(f) 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 22.09.2021 12:48