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Module Code: LNG202
Module Title: Bilingualism
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
• to introduce students to a wide range of phenomena related to bilingualism at both global and local levels;

• to introduce students to some key conceptual and theoretical resources useful for analysing these phenomena;

• to equip students with an understanding of the research methods frequently employed in studies of bilingualism and beyond; and

• to enable students to apply some of these methods to exploring some aspect of bilingualism

Learning outcomes 
A gained an understanding of the concept of bilingualism and the various theoretical issues surrounding the study of bilingualism

B Demonstrated a good knowledge of a wide range of phenomena related to bilingualism at both global and local levels

C demonstrated the ability to identify some of the major historical, psycholinguistic, and/or sociolinguistic issues related to bilingualism, especially those concerning China and/or professional communication and translation

D conducted a meaningful discussion about policies and practices relevant to bilingualism in the education sector

E developed an understanding of the various methodologies employed in researching bilingualism

F designed and implemented a small-scale research study to explore some aspect of bilingualism

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
Topics to be covered in this module will typically include:

• Defining bilingualism & its importance

• Bilingualism: Historical, global and local perspectives

• Individual bilingualism (e.g. the development of bilingualism in infancy & childhood, and bilinguals’ thinking skills)

• Planning bilingualism (e.g. language planning and policy, and bilingualism in the family)

• Bilingualism in education (e.g. types of bilingual education, and effectiveness of bilingual education)

• Bilingualism in the mass media

• Bilingualism in the city (e.g. linguistic landscape)

• Bilingualism in interactions

• Bilingualism and identity

• Bilingualism as capital

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13    11  100  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Rational For A Small-Scale Study As A Group-Based Project 10.00
2 Research Plan For The Above Project 15.00
3 Report Of Findings From The Above Project 15.00
4 Essay 60.00

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