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124092 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2017W)

Approaching ESP Texts

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 served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 11.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 18.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 25.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 08.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 15.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 22.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 29.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 06.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 13.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 10.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 17.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 24.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 31.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to introduce students to corpus-based genre analysis, as an aid in familiarising themselves with new genres and in using and developing English for specific purposes (ESP) teaching materials.
Students
1) become familiar with theoretical and methodological foundations of genre analysis
2) have analytical skills in working with samples of ESP genres
3) gain first-hand experience in undertaking a genre analysis for developing ESP teaching materials

In this course, we will focus on ESP texts of different kinds within an educational linguistic framework. By keeping the overall aim of ESP teaching in mind, we will describe and analyse the features and structures of a selection of text types or genres. For this end, we will also work with language corpora, i.e. computerised collections of texts, and learn to use some relevant concordancing software packages. Additionally, we will discuss the underlying assumptions of various theoretical approaches and their implications for doing ESP-related discourse and genre analysis. During the last third of the course, students will work on their self-selected ESP genre analytical projects.

This course combines mini-lectures, on- & offline assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and individual research work leading to a small-group presentation and a written project report. BEd students who decide to write their bachelor paper will produce a research paper based on their ESP genre project.

Extra information for students in the ‘Diplom-Lehramtsstudium UF Englisch’):
You can register for this course (which is course 2 of the ESP module “Teaching English for Specific Purposes”) as ‘Freies Wahlfach’. Please note that you will be signed in after the BEd students, for whom this is a compulsory class, have been assigned places.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student assessment is based on their assignments (on- & offline) & class participation, and on their project work (presentation and report or research paper).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and small group 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 absences)
(b) 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

not applicable

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: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33