Module Catalogues

Bilingualism

Module Title Bilingualism
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

• 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