• An overview of Applied Linguistics
• an introduction to second language acquisition (SLA)
• • an overview of theoretical issues in linguistic theory and application
• • an opportunity to develop analytical skills in linguistic description
• • broad-based and adaptable training in research methods and dissemination skills
At the conclusion of the module, students are expected to demonstrate:
A. knowledge and understanding of the mechanism of language learning and language teaching
B. an awareness of various ‘branch’ areas of applied linguistics including broader areas such as language skills, language teaching and learning, language use and context among many others.
C. knowledge and understanding of some emerging areas such as forensic stylistics and corpus linguistics
D. the ability to design, research and communicate analyses of L2 teaching and learning
E. the ability to articulate systematic knowledge and a critical awareness of sub disciplines within the areas of applied linguistics and SLA.
F. the skills to make sensible judgment according to available evidence for research purposes and communicate ideas and findings by applying a systematic scholarly diagram.
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).