EDUC 7418 - English Language Studies for Teachers

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

This course provides an introduction on how the English language works. It aims to familiarise students with the systems of language and enable them to analyse language at the levels of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics (sociolinguistic aspects). It aims to increase their awareness of the function of English and to provide students with an understanding of the implications for teaching and learning a second language.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7418
    Course English Language Studies for Teachers
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible EDUC 5418
    Course Description This course provides an introduction on how the English language works. It aims to familiarise students with the systems of language and enable them to analyse language at the levels of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics (sociolinguistic aspects). It aims to increase their awareness of the function of English and to provide students with an understanding of the implications for teaching and learning a second language.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mrs Paula Dimmell

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1 Develop an understanding of how the English language works.
    2 Familiarise students with the systems of language.
    3 Enable students to analyse language at the levels of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
    4 Increase students’ awareness of the function of English.
    5 Provide students with an understanding of the implications for teaching and learning a second language.
    6 Access resources effectively necessary to complete set tasks.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 3, 5, 6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3, 6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Short Answer Responses (1,000 Words) Formative and Summative 20% 1, 2, 3, 4
    In class assessment based on Language Awareness and Analysis (1,500 Words) Summative 30% 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    2,500 Word Report Summative 50% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Short answer responses 20%, Language Awareness and Analysis 30%, Report 50%
    Assessment Detail
    Assignment 1: 20%
    Individual short answer responses based on first 4 seminars.
    Word Count: 1,000 total words

    Assignment 2: 30%
    Language Awareness and Analysis tasks completed in Workshop session.
    Word Count: 1,500

    Assignment 3: 50%
    Analysis of grammatical aspects/language features from a chosen genre/register, including potential student problems and integration into teaching.
    Word Count: 2,500
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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