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Unit details

ECL753 - Linguistics for Language Teaching

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B, X), Trimester 2 (X) and Trimester 3 (B)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Neilsen
Incompatible with: ECL713, ECL714
Contact hours: On-campus students: 2 hours of seminar/workshop per week.
Off-campus students: a half day study day at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Note:

On-campus version and study day subject to demand.

Content

On completion of the unit students should be able to:
Summarise key issues concerning the teaching and learning of grammar;
Analyze structure of spoken and written samples of their target language at all levels of language;
Highlight linguistic features of texts for teaching purposes, and justify their choice; and
Demonstrate the ability to assess the language ability of ESL/EFL learners at different levels of proficiency and monitor their development through stages. 

 

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
• Approaches to the description of language for teaching purposes;
• Language structure and language function
• Words: their formation and meanings, and teaching and learning vocabulary;
• The study of syntax (structure of groups/phrases, clauses and clause complexes), cohesive devices, thematic development, morphology and phonology;
• The teaching of linguistic features in context;
• Description of thematic development of texts and using it to the evaluation of language learners’ texts.
• Analysis of learner interlanguage for diagnostic and teaching purposes.

Assessment

Analysis of teaching text (2500 words equivalent - 40%); analysis essay including analysis of learner text sample and a discussion of the analytic tools used (3500 words equivalent - 60%).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$565$565$1872$2394

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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