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Admission to GradCertTESOL or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL or MAppLing
This unit introduces a model of language useful for language teaching contexts in which learners are faced with a variety of language demands. It explores the social and cultural underpinnings of language, introducing key concepts such as: the relations between text and context, language in context, text structure, the multi-functionality of language, clause-level and text-level grammar, spoken and written English, phonology and graphology. There is a strong emphasis on applying these concepts to second and foreign language teaching and learning.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Analysing text-level features||35%||No||9/5/21|
|Analysing a learner text||45%||Yes||6/6/21|
The purpose of this task is:
Length: 2 pages (using a pro forma supplied)
For this task, you will analyse two texts for their overall social purpose, their rhetorical staging, the genre and text types, as well as the language used to realise Field and Tenor. This task requires you to use the grammar that has been covered in Topics 6, 7 and 8. The first text is the transcript of a dialogue. For this text, identify the main “chunk” that constitutes a spoken genre. The second text is a written one. Length: 4-5 pages (using a proforma table supplied)
This final task requires you to analyse in more detail the linguistic features of a text in relation to its social context and purpose, and then consider what areas of language would best be focused on for this learner. For this task you will analyse a learner text written by a language student in the classroom. Chose ONE text to analyse. One is written by a younger learner (primary school age) and one by an adult learner (adult migrant). Length: 2,000 words
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Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook